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  • Contemporary Issues in Swahili Ethnography

    1st Edition

    Edited by Iain Walker

    The term ‘Swahili’ describes the Muslim peoples of the East African coast, speakers of Kiswahili or closely related languages, who have historically filled roles as middlemen and merchants, the cosmopolitan products of a trading economy between Africa and the Indian Ocean world. This collection…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge

  • Human Conditions

    The Cultural Basis of Educational Developments, 1st Edition

    By Robert A Levine, Merry I. White

    First published in 1986, this book proposes and illustrates a new approach to the comparative analysis of educational policy, based on anthropological and historical inquiry. It reviews the transitions of Western countries, Japan, and the People’s Republic of China and in doing so investigates…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • The Common Good and Ecological Integrity

    Human Rights and the Support of Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Westra, Janice Gray, Antonio D'Aloia

    Proponents of the concept of ecological integrity argue that it is a necessary component of global governance on which the sustainable future of the planet and its inhabitants depends. This book presents the latest research and current thinking on the role of ecological integrity in…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Communication in International Development

    Doing Good or Looking Good?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Florencia Enghel, Jessica Noske-Turner

    International development stakeholders harness communication with two broad purposes: to do good, via communication for development and media assistance, and to communicate do-gooding, via public relations and information. This book unpacks various ways in which different efforts to do good are…

    Paperback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • International Humanitarian NGOs and State Relations

    Politics, Principles and Identity, 1st Edition

    By Andrew J. Cunningham

    International Humanitarian NGOs and State Relations: Politics, Principles and Identity examines the often discordant relationship between states and international non-governmental organisations working in the humanitarian sector. INGOs aiming to provide assistance to populations suffering from the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Numeracy as Social Practice

    Global and Local Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keiko Yasukawa, Alan Rogers, Kara Jackson, Brian V. Street

    Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, embedded in local practices, traditions and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives is the first book to…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Resettlement Policy in Large Development Projects

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ryo Fujikura, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Hydropower generation by construction of large dams attracts considerable attention as a feasible renewable energy source to meet the power demand in Asian cities. However, large development projects cause involuntary resettlement. Of the world’s forty to eighty million resettlers, many resettlers…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • The Development Trap

    How Thinking Big Fails the Poor, 1st Edition

    By Adam D. Kiš

    A wave of optimism is sweeping through the international aid and development industry, championed by leaders such as Jeffrey Sachs and Jim Yong Kim, who believe that poverty eradication could be within our grasp. Yet in stark opposition come those who believe that all international development…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge

  • Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability

    Floods and slum life in Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Roanne van Voorst

    Different people handle risk in different ways. The current lack of understanding about this heterogeneity in risk behaviour makes it difficult to intervene effectively in risk-prone communities. Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability offers a unique insight in the everyday life of a group of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

  • Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi

    The democratic dividend, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dan Banik, Blessings Chinsinga

    Malawi is among the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has witnessed significant improvements in relation to meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It exhibits some of the main challenges facing African democracies while they attempt to consolidate the benefits of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Anthropology in the Making

    Research in Health and Development, 1st Edition

    By Laurent Vidal

    In Anthropology in the Making, Laurent Vidal takes the reader into the world of research in the fields of health and development, providing a fresh and provocative perspective on the practice of anthropology. This volume investigates the “science of otherness” across four multi-disciplinary…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Rise and Fall of the Amazon Rubber Industry

    An Historical Anthropology, 1st Edition

    By Stephen L. Nugent

    In this engaging book, Stephen Nugent offers an in-depth historical anthropology of a widely recognised feature of the Amazon region, examining the dramatic rise and fall of the rubber industry. He considers rubber in the Amazon from the perspective of a long-term extractive industry that linked…

    Paperback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

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