Anthropology: Book Series

Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • Mimesis and Alterity

    A Particular History of the Senses, 1st Edition

    By Michael Taussig

    In this ambitious and accomplished work, Taussig explores the complex and interwoven concepts of mimesis, the practice of imitation, and alterity, the opposition of Self and Other. The book moves from the nineteenth-century invention of mimetically capacious machines, such as the camera, to the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-29
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  • Mirror for Man

    The Relation of Anthropology to Modern Life, 1st Edition

    By Clyde Kluckhohn

    While the world has undoubtedly been shrinking, at the same time it has grown more complex. The likelihood of culture clashes leading to outright conflict is high, perhaps higher than ever. As Andrea L. Smith convincingly argues in her new introduction to this classic work, certain questions are as…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28
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  • In Search of the Primitive

    A Critique of Civilization, 1st Edition

    By Stanley Diamond

    Anthropology is a kind of debate between human possibilities—a dialectical movement between the anthropologist as a modern man and the primitive peoples he studies. In Search of the Primitive is a tough-minded book containing chapters ranging from encounters in the field to essays on the nature of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
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  • The Reinvention of Primitive Society

    Transformations of a Myth, 1st Edition

    By Adam Kuper

    Adam Kuper’s iconoclastic intellectual history argues that the idea of “primitive society” is a western myth. The “primitive” is imagined as the opposite of the “civilised”. But this is a protean myth. As ideas about civilisation change, so the image of primitive society must be adjusted. By way…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
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  • Evolution and Social Life

    1st Edition

    By Tim Ingold

    Evolution is among the most central and most contested of ideas in the history of anthropology. This book charts the fortunes of the idea from the mid-nineteenth century to recent times. By comparing biological, historical, and anthropological approaches to the study of human culture and social…

    Paperback – 2016-07-13
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  • Cultural Intimacy

    Social Poetics and the Real Life of States, Societies, and Institutions, 3rd Edition

    By Michael Herzfeld

    In the third edition of this important and influential book, Michael Herzfeld revisits the idea of ‘cultural intimacy’. The chapters examine a range of topics touching on the relationship between state and citizen, and the notion of ‘national character’. Herzfeld provides a developed theoretical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-10
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