Anthropology: Visual Anthropology

  • How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics book cover

    How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics

    By Wes Hill

    Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Anthropology and Beauty: From Aesthetics to Creativity book cover

    Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity

    Edited by Stephanie Bunn

    Organised around the theme of beauty, this innovative collection offers insight into the development of anthropological thinking on art, aesthetics and creativity in recent years. The volume incorporates current work on perception and generative processes, and seeks to move beyond a purely…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge

  • Documentary Film in India: An Anthropological History book cover

    Documentary Film in India

    An Anthropological History

    By Giulia Battaglia

    This book maps hundred years of documentary film practices in India. It demonstrates that in order to study the development of a film practice, it is necessary to go beyond the classic analysis of films and filmmakers and focus on the discourses created around and about the practice in question.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Territories of the Visual in Spain and Spanish America: Visual Studies and UK Hispanism book cover

    Territories of the Visual in Spain and Spanish America

    Visual Studies and UK Hispanism

    Edited by Jo Evans, Julia Biggane, Nuria Triana-Toribio

    While studying the theory and contemporary impact of ‘embodied’ viewing, this book celebrates the emergence and development of Visual Studies as a major subject of research and teaching in the field of Hispanic Studies within the UK over the last thirty years. By exploring current routes of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-12 
    Routledge

  • The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art: Materials, Power and Manipulation book cover

    The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art

    Materials, Power and Manipulation

    Edited by Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz, Zuzanna Sarnecka

    This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things:…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art book cover

    The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

    By Roni Grén

    This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth and twentieth century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology book cover

    Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology

    Edited by Michelle Brown, Eamonn Carrabine

    Dynamically written and richly illustrated, the Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology offers the first foundational primer on visual criminology. Spanning a variety of media and visual modes, this volume assembles established researchers whose work is essential to understanding the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body book cover

    Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body

    Edited by Jean Williams

    This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial practice and embodied experience. The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran book cover

    Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran

    Edited by Pedram Khosronejad

    Today, almost a generation has passed since the Iran–Iraq war and the memory of it is set to diminish with each passing generation. The following questions emerge. Can we say that the gradual disappearance of war’s memory means that, increasingly, Iranians will see the Iran–Iraq war solely as an…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies: Global Perspectives book cover

    New Pathways in Pilgrimage Studies

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Dionigi Albera, John Eade

    Although there has been a massive increase in the volume of pilgrimage research and publications, traditional Anglophone scholarship has been dominated by research in Western Europe and North America. In their previous edited volume, International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies (Routledge, 2015…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain book cover

    Mass-Observation and Visual Culture

    Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain

    By Lucy D. Curzon

    Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain critically analyses the role that visual culture played in the early development of Mass-Observation, the innovative British anthropological research group founded in 1937. The group’s production and use of painting, collage,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • Visual Methods in the Field: Photography for the Social Sciences book cover

    Visual Methods in the Field

    Photography for the Social Sciences

    By Terence Heng

    The use of images, particularly photography, has been steadily gaining popularity in academia, but there has not yet been a book that deals with the act and process of photo-taking in the field. Drawing upon 21 years of photographic experience and sociological research, Terence Heng’s immersive and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

2Series in Visual Anthropology

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