Anthropology: Social & Cultural Anthropology

  • Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora: Living in the End of Days book cover

    Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora

    Living in the End of Days, 1st Edition

    By Marzia Balzani

    This book is an ethnography of the UK-based Ahmadiyya Muslim community, a religious community that has its origins in late-nineteenth-century Punjab, in the context of the twentieth-century South Asian diaspora. This book presents a series of case studies of Ahmadi life within the diaspora, each…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian Series

  • 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

  • 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 – 2019-12-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • 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

  • Modernity and Spirit Worship in India: An Anthropology of the Umwelt book cover

    Modernity and Spirit Worship in India

    An Anthropology of the Umwelt, 1st Edition

    By Miho Ishii

    This book investigates the entangled relations between people’s daily worship practices and their umwelt in South India. Focusing on the practices of spirit (būta) worship in the coastal area of Karnataka, it examines the relationship between people and deities. Based on extensive fieldwork, this…

    Hardback – 2019-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • Horse Breeds and Human Society: Purity, Identity and the Making of the Modern Horse book cover

    Horse Breeds and Human Society

    Purity, Identity and the Making of the Modern Horse, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kristen Guest, Monica Mattfeld

    This book demonstrates how horse breeding is entangled with human societies and human identities. The quest for purity in horse breeding, and the acceptance of what constitutes an identifiable horse breed, are understood to reflect the ways in which human beings remain subject to racialized,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • The Biometric Border World: Technology, Bodies and Identities on the Move book cover

    The Biometric Border World

    Technology, Bodies and Identities on the Move, 1st Edition

    By Karen Fog Olwig, Kristina Grünenberg, Perle Møhl, Anja Simonsen

    Since the 1990s, biometric border control has attained key importance throughout Europe. Employing digital images of, for example, fingerprints, DNA, bones, faces or irises, biometric technologies use bodies to identify, categorize, and regulate individuals’ cross-border movements. Based on…

    Hardback – 2019-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Legacy of M. N. Srinivas: His Contribution to Sociology and Social Anthropology in India book cover

    The Legacy of M. N. Srinivas

    His Contribution to Sociology and Social Anthropology in India, 1st Edition

    By A. M. Shah

    M. N. Srinivas is acclaimed as a doyen of modern sociology and social anthropology in India. In this book, A. M. Shah, a distinguished Indian sociologist and a close associate of Srinivas’, reflects on his legacy as a scholar, teacher, and institution builder. The book is a collection of Shah’s…

    Hardback – 2019-11-18 
    Routledge India

  • 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 – 2019-11-13 
    Routledge
    Emerging Legal Education

  • 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

  • Creating Heritage: Unrecognised Pasts and Rejected Futures book cover

    Creating Heritage

    Unrecognised Pasts and Rejected Futures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Carter, David Charles Harvey, Roy Jones, Iain Robertson

    This book investigates the selection process of heritagisation to understand what specific pasts are being selected or rejected for representation, who is selecting them, how and to whom they are being represented and why they are being presented, or dismissed, in the ways that they are. Some…

    Hardback – 2019-10-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series

  • History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos: The Past Inside the Present book cover

    History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos

    The Past Inside the Present, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Petit

    This book captures the dynamics of history, memory, and territorial cults in Houay Yong, a Tai Vat village situated in the multiethnic highland frontier between Laos and Vietnam. Taking seriously the experiences of the villagers, it partakes in a broader movement to reintegrate highlanders and…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asian Societies

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