Anthropology: Social & Cultural Anthropology

  • Researching Language: Issues of Power and Method book cover

    Researching Language

    Issues of Power and Method, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Cameron, Elizabeth Frazer, Penelope Harvey, M. B. H. Rampton, Kay Richardson

    Originally published in 1992. This book discusses the possibilities of developing the research process in social science so that it benefits the subjects as well as the researcher. The authors distinguish between ‘ethical’, ‘advocate’ and ‘empowering’ approaches to the relationship between…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Recent Advances in Language, Communication, and Social Psychology book cover

    Recent Advances in Language, Communication, and Social Psychology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Howard Giles, Robert N. St. Clair

    Originally published in 1985. Detailed exploration of the dynamics of language within social psychology forms a social psychology of language which is distinct from other approaches. This volume presents some of the growing body of research in this area, with many theoretical models and ideas -…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Sociolinguistics: A Sociological Critique book cover

    Sociolinguistics

    A Sociological Critique, 1st Edition

    By Glyn Williams

    Originally published in 1992. This provocative and controversial book calls for a critical analysis of the philosophical assumptions underpinning sociolinguistics. Going back to the philosophical roots of the study of language in society, it argues that they lie in the consensual attitude to…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Composing the Music of Africa: Composition, Interpretation and Realisation book cover

    Composing the Music of Africa

    Composition, Interpretation and Realisation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm Floyd

    First published in 1999, this volume explores the great diversity of music created by African communities is reflected in this book, which discusses the ways in which a wide range of musical forms are composed and performed from Egypt to South Africa and from Ghana to Kenya. As two composers…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Being Young in Super-Aging Japan: Formative Events and Cultural Reactions book cover

    Being Young in Super-Aging Japan

    Formative Events and Cultural Reactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Heinrich, Christian Galan

    Japan is not only the oldest society in the world today, but also the oldest society to have ever existed. This aging trend, however, presents many challenges to contemporary Japan, as it permeates all areas of life, from the economy and welfare to social cohesion and population decline. Nobody is…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Sharks in the Arts: From Feared to Revered book cover

    Sharks in the Arts

    From Feared to Revered, 1st Edition

    By Vivienne Westbrook, Shaun Collin, Dean Crawford, Mark Nicholls

    This book is the most thorough exploration to date of the many ways in which a wild creature has been absorbed, reimagined and represented across the ages in all of the major art forms. The authors consider not only how the identity of sharks in the natural environment became incorporated into a…

    Paperback – 2019-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • States of Intoxication: The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation book cover

    States of Intoxication

    The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation, 1st Edition

    By John O'Brien

    This book provides an illuminating perspective on alcohol use, drawing on approaches from both anthropological research and historical sociology to examine our ambivalent attitudes to alcohol in the modern West. From anthropological research on non-Western, non-modern cultures, the author…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930 book cover

    The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930

    1st Edition

    By Cesare Silla

    This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organization of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion book cover

    Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion

    1st Edition

    By James Cresswell

    Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion is the first book to bring together cultural psychology and the cognitive science of religion (CSR). Containing much-needed discussion of how good research should do more than simply follow methodological prescriptions, this thought-provoking and…

    Paperback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

  • Gender and the Koseki In Contemporary Japan: Surname, Power, and Privilege book cover

    Gender and the Koseki In Contemporary Japan

    Surname, Power, and Privilege, 1st Edition

    By Linda White

    The Japanese koseki system is the legal and social structure keeping record of all Japanese citizens. Determined by the Civil Code and the Koseki Law, for activists challenging it, the koseki is also an ideological structure, which has produced patriarchal control through single-surname households.…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • Genealogies and Conceptual Belonging: Zones of Interference between Gender and Diversity book cover

    Genealogies and Conceptual Belonging

    Zones of Interference between Gender and Diversity, 1st Edition

    By Eike Marten

    Taking recent German debates of diversity terminology as a case example for scrutinizing enactments of genealogy that assume a linear image of progressive generation, this book engages with performative effects of genealogical stories in academic texts that negotiate conceptual belonging. While…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • 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 – 2019-07-17
    Routledge
    Complexity in Social Science

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