Anthropology: Social & Cultural Anthropology

  • Power, Empowerment and Social Change book cover

    Power, Empowerment and Social Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rosemary McGee, Jethro Pettit

    This book uncovers how power operates around the world, and how it can be resisted or transformed through empowered collective action and social leadership. The stakes have never been higher. Recent years have seen a rapid escalation of inequalities, the rise of new global powers and corporate…

    Paperback – 2019-11-14 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Being Janana: Language and Sexuality in Contemporary India book cover

    Being Janana

    Language and Sexuality in Contemporary India, 1st Edition

    By Ila Nagar

    Being Janana focuses on same-sex desiring male-bodied subjects in Lucknow, India and explores how they make meaning in the marginalization of their desire through language performativity. Along with their desire for other men, jananas maintain ostensibly heteronormatively and culturally defined…

    Hardback – 2019-11-08 
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Bad Christians, New Spains: Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World book cover

    Bad Christians, New Spains

    Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World, 1st Edition

    By Byron Ellsworth Hamann

    This book centers on two inquisitorial investigations, both of which began in the 1540s. One involved the relations of Europeans and Native Americans in an Oaxacan town (in New Spain, today’s Mexico). The other involved relations of Moriscos (recent Muslim converts to Catholicism) and Old…

    Hardback – 2019-11-05 
    Routledge
    The Anthropology of History

  • Locating Zika(Open Access): Social Change and Governance in an Age of Mosquito Pandemics book cover

    Locating Zika(Open Access)

    Social Change and Governance in an Age of Mosquito Pandemics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Louise Bardosh

    The Zika virus has challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of global health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for environmental, sexual, reproductive and paediatric health, science and policy. This book…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary book cover

    Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary

    1st Edition

    By Christos Lynteris

    This book develops an examination and critique of human extinction as a result of the ‘next pandemic’ and turns attention towards the role of pandemic catastrophe in the renegotiation of what it means to be human. Nested in debates among anthropologists, philosophers, social theorists and STS…

    Hardback – 2019-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Relativism book cover

    Relativism

    1st Edition

    By Maria Baghramian, Annalisa Coliva

    'It's all relative'. In a world of increasing cultural diversity, it can seem that everything is indeed relative. But should we concede that there is no such thing as right and wrong, and no objective truth? Can we reconcile relativism and pluralism? How many relativisms are there, and can they be…

    Paperback – 2019-10-14 
    Routledge
    New Problems of Philosophy

  • The Angry Earth: Disaster in Anthropological Perspective book cover

    The Angry Earth

    Disaster in Anthropological Perspective, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Anthony Oliver-Smith, Susanna M. Hoffman

    The Angry Earth explores how various cultures in different historical moments have responded to calamity, offering insight into the complex relationship between societies and their environments. From hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes to oil spills and nuclear accidents, disasters triggered by…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge

  • On Insignificance: The Loss of Meaning in the Post-Material Age book cover

    On Insignificance

    The Loss of Meaning in the Post-Material Age, 1st Edition

    By Massimo Leone

    Focussing on the anthropological consequences of the disappearing of materiality and sensory embodiment, On Insignificance highlights some of the most perturbing patterns of insignificance that have seeped into our everyday lives. Seeking to explain the semiotic causes of feelings of meaningless,…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Migration in Performance: Crossing the Colonial Present book cover

    Migration in Performance

    Crossing the Colonial Present, 1st Edition

    By Caleb Johnston, Geraldine Pratt

    This book follows the travels of Nanay, a testimonial theatre play developed from research with migrant domestic workers in Canada, as it was recreated and restaged in different places around the globe. This work examines how Canadian migration policy is embedded across and within histories of…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Reading Life with Gwich'in: An Educational Approach book cover

    Reading Life with Gwich'in

    An Educational Approach, 1st Edition

    By Jan Peter Laurens Loovers

    This book is based upon more than two years of ethnographic fieldwork and personal experiences with the Teetł’it Gwich’in community in northern Canada. The author provides insight into Gwich’in understandings of life as well as into historical and political processes that have taken place in the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge
    Arctic Worlds

  • The Esoteric Scene, Cultic Milieu, and Occult Tarot book cover

    The Esoteric Scene, Cultic Milieu, and Occult Tarot

    1st Edition

    By Danny L. Jorgensen

    Originally published in 1992, The Esoteric Scene, Cultic Milieu, and Occult Tarot examines beliefs, practices, and activities described as mystical, psychical, magical, spiritual, metaphysical, theophysical, esoteric, occult, and/or pagan, among other possible labels, by their American disciplines.…

    Hardback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Occultism

  • The Defiance of Global Commitment: A Complex Social Psychology book cover

    The Defiance of Global Commitment

    A Complex Social Psychology, 1st Edition

    By Brian Castellani

    The Brexit vote; the election of Trump; the upsurge of European nationalism; the devolution of the Arab Spring; global violence; Chinese expansionism; disruptive climate change; the riotous instabilities of the world capitalist system…While diverse in nature, these events share a common denominator…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge

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