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  • The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bishnupriya Ghosh, Bhaskar Sarkar

    This collection presents new work in risk media studies from critical humanities perspectives. Defining, historicizing, and consolidating current scholarship, the volume seeks to shape an emerging field, signposting its generative insights while examining its implicit assumptions. When and under…

    Hardback – 2020-03-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Surfaces

    Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Anusas, Cristián Simonetti

    In attending to surfaces, as they wrap, layer and grow within sentient bodies, material formations and cosmological sates, this volume presents a series of ten anthropological studies stretching across five continents and in observation of earthly practices of making, knowing, living and dying.…

    Hardback – 2020-03-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Death Ritual and Bereavement

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph Houlbrooke

    Originally published in 1989, Death, Ritual and Bereavement examines the social history of death and dying from 1500 to the 1930s. This edited collection focuses on the death-bed, funerals, burials, mourning customs, and the expression of grief. The essays throw fresh light on developments which…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • China at a Threshold

    Exploring Social Change in Techno-Social Systems, 1st Edition

    By James B. Cuffe

    Once the world’s most technologically advanced civilisation, China is poised to yet again take this mantle having made incredible technological strides over recent decades but what does this in fact mean? What will this mean for Chinese society and what ramifications might it have for the future?…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • State Violence in Nazi Germany

    From Kristallnacht to Barbarossa, 1st Edition

    By Emanuel Marx

    Through analyses of three eventful years in Nazi Germany’s history - the Kristallnacht pogrom, the invasion of Poland and the invasion of Soviet Russia - this book explores the violence of states. All three events were part of the Nazi colonial project and led to mass killings, eventually resulting…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • The Secret Lives of Anthropologists

    Lessons from the Field, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bonnie L. Hewlett

    This book addresses the difficult conditions researchers may face in the field and provides lessons in how to navigate the various social, political, economic, health, and environmental challenges involved in fieldwork. It also sheds important light on aspects often considered "secret" or…

    Paperback – 2019-12-05 
    Routledge

  • 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 relations of Europeans and Native Americans in the Oaxacan town of Yanhuitlán (in New Spain, today’s Mexico). The other involved relations of Moriscos (recent Muslim converts to Catholicism) and…

    Hardback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    The Anthropology of History

  • The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930

    1st Edition

    By Cesare Silla

    This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organization of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • The Political Sociology and Anthropology of Evil: Tricksterology

    1st Edition

    By Agnes Horvath, Arpad Szakolczai

    This book offers a new approach to the problem of evil through an examination of the anthropological figure of the ‘trickster’. A lesser known and much more recent term than evil, the authors use the trickster to facilitate a greater understanding of the return of evil in the modern era. Instead of…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary

    1st Edition

    By Christos Lynteris

    This book develops an examination and critique of human extinction as a result of the ‘next pandemic’ and turns attention towards the role of pandemic catastrophe in the renegotiation of what it means to be human. Nested in debates in anthropology, philosophy, social theory and global health, the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Queering Knowledge

    Analytics, Devices, and Investments after Marilyn Strathern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Boyce, E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo, Silvia Posocco

    This volume draws on the significance of the work of Marilyn Strathern in respect of its potential to queer anthropological analysis and to foster the reimagining of the object of anthropology. The authors examine the ways in which Strathern’s varied analytics facilitate the construction of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Interpreting Diversity: Europe and the Malay World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christina Skott

    This volume departs from conventional historiography concerned with colonialism in the Malay world, by turning to the use of knowledge generated by European presence in the region. The aim here is to map the ways in which European observers and scholars interpreted the ethnic, linguistic and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17
    Routledge

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