Anthropology: Social & Cultural Anthropology

  • The Tumultuous Politics of Scale: Unsettled States, Movements in Flux, Migrants out of Place book cover

    The Tumultuous Politics of Scale

    Unsettled States, Movements in Flux, Migrants out of Place, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donald M. Nonini, Ida Susser

    Contemporary politics, this book contends, depend upon the turbulent struggles and strategies around scale. Conflicts over scale can be seen as opaque class struggles. Political projects, whether from the ground up or representing corporate or state interests, continually contest the scale at which…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Urban Renewal in India: Accommodating people, ideas and lifeworlds in Mumbai's redeveloping chawls book cover

    Urban Renewal in India

    Accommodating people, ideas and lifeworlds in Mumbai's redeveloping chawls, 1st Edition

    By Pablo Holwitt

    This book interrogates contemporary processes of neoliberal urban renewal in the Global South by studying the model of chawl-redevelopment in Mumbai, India. The model of chawl-redevelopment is used to address questions surrounding contemporary urban renewal. Focusing on attempts to redevelop Mumbai…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Food Heritage and Nationalism in Europe book cover

    Food Heritage and Nationalism in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ilaria Porciani

    Food Heritage and Nationalism in Europe contends that food is a fundamental element of heritage, and a particularly important one in times of crisis. Arguing that food, taste, cuisine, and gastronomy are crucial markers of identity that are inherently connected to constructions of place, tradition…

    Hardback – 2019-11-28 
    Routledge
    Critical Heritages of Europe

  • 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 – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Researching Language, Gender and Sexuality: A Student Guide book cover

    Researching Language, Gender and Sexuality

    A Student Guide, 1st Edition

    By Helen Sauntson

    Researching Language, Gender and Sexuality leads students through the process of undertaking research in order to explore how gender and sexuality are represented and constructed through language. Drawing on international research, Sauntson incorporates a fluid understanding of genders and…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    The Anthropology of History

  • Power, Legal Education, and Law School Cultures book cover

    Power, Legal Education, and Law School Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Meera E. Deo, Mindie Lazarus-Black, Elizabeth Mertz

    There is a myth that lingers around legal education in many democracies. That myth would have us believe that law students are admitted and then succeed based on raw merit, and that law schools are neutral settings in which professors (also selected and promoted based on merit) use their expertise…

    Hardback – 2019-11-06 
    Routledge
    Emerging Legal Education

  • 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 – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Religion and Religious Practices in Rural China book cover

    Religion and Religious Practices in Rural China

    1st Edition

    By Mu Peng

    This book explores how, unlike in the West, the daily religious life of most Chinese people spreads without institutional propagation. Based upon more than a decade of field research in rural China, the book demonstrates the decisive role of rites of passage and yearly festival rituals held in…

    Hardback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • 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 Louis 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

  • 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 – 2019-10-29 
    Routledge

  • Labour, Policy, and Ideology in East Asian Creative Industries book cover

    Labour, Policy, and Ideology in East Asian Creative Industries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Teri J. Silvio, Lily H. Chumley

    This book addresses some of the questions that have been brought to light by the varied experiences of culture industry workers and consumer publics across East Asia over the past decade. For over twenty years, the creative industries have been seen as the engine driving global economic…

    Hardback – 2019-10-29 
    Routledge

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