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  • Rethinking Agency

    Developmentalism, Gender and Rights, 1st Edition

    By Sumi Madhok

    This book proposes a new theoretical framework for agency thinking by examining the ethical, discursive and practical engagements of a group of women development workers in north-west India with developmentalism and individual rights. Rethinking Agency asks an underexplored question, tracks the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India

  • Routeing Democracy in the Himalayas

    Experiments and Experiences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vibha Arora, N. Jayaram

    Historically treated as an amorphous borderland and marginal to the understanding of democratic politics and governance in South Asia, Southeast Asia and northern Asia, the Himalayan region, in the last 50 years, has become an ‘active political laboratory’ for experiments in democratic structures…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India

  • Tribal Development in Western India

    1st Edition

    Edited by Amita Shah, Jharna Pathak

    Tribal communities in western India, as elsewhere in the country, have been facing increasing marginalisation and poverty. This is so despite a relatively better record of social movements and work by civil society organisations among them and their political inclusion. Further, the existing…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge India

  • Post-Tsunami Reconstruction in Indonesia

    Negotiating Normativity through Gender Mainstreaming Initiatives in Aceh, 1st Edition

    By Marjaana Jauhola

    This book offers a critical analysis of gender mainstreaming initiatives in the post-tsunami context in Indonesia. Aiming to challenge the terms of the debate in gender mainstreaming and disaster reconstruction efforts, Jauhola offers an important contribution for the discussion of what ‘feminisms…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • New Body Politics

    Narrating Arab and Black Identity in the Contemporary United States, 1st Edition

    By Therí A. Pickens

    In the increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic American landscape of the present, understanding and bridging dynamic cross-cultural conversations about social and political concerns becomes a complicated humanistic project. How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • The War in Darfur

    Reclaiming Sudanese History, 1st Edition

    By Anders Hastrup

    No other crisis in Africa has received as much attention in the West during the past 10 years as the war in Darfur, yet the underlying complexities of the war and the background to the crisis remains poorly understood by scholars, activists and aid workers. This anthropological study of the war in…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society

  • Anthropology and Risk

    1st Edition

    By Asa Boholm

    Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. It provides an account of how interpretations of risk in…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • The Trickster and the System

    Identity and agency in contemporary society, 1st Edition

    By Helena Bassil-Morozow

    For centuries, the trickster has been used in various narratives, including mythological, literary and cinematic, to convey the idea of agency, rebellion and, often turbulent, progress. In The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society, Helena Bassil-Morozow shows how the…

    Paperback – 2014-10-01
    Routledge

  • New Media and International Development

    Representation and affect in microfinance, 1st Edition

    By Anke Schwittay

    New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance’s enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world’s first person-to-person microlending website, and other microfinance organizations, the book argues that international…

    Paperback – 2014-09-23
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • The Multiplex in India

    A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure, 1st Edition

    By Adrian Athique, Douglas Hill

    During the decade of its existence in India, the multiplex cinema has been very much a sign of the times – both a symptom and a symbol of new social values. Indicative of a consistent push to create a ‘globalised’ consuming middle class and a new urban environment, multiplex theatres have thus…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society

    1st Edition

    By Yuehping Yen

    This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing.…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Natural Burial

    Landscape, Practice and Experience, 1st Edition

    By Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey, Mark Powell

    This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new…

    Paperback – 2014-07-21
    Routledge

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