History & Theory of Anthropology Products

  • 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 – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • The Composition of Anthropology

    How Anthropological Texts Are Written

    Edited by Morten Nielsen, Nigel Rapport

    How do anthropologists write their texts? What is the nature of creativity in the discipline of anthropology? This book follows anthropologists into spaces where words, ideas and arguments take shape and explores the steps in a creative process. In a unique examination of how texts come to be…

    Paperback – 2017-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Divine Mania: Alteration of Consciousness in Ancient Greece

    By Yulia Ustinova

    ‘Our greatest blessings come to us by way of mania, provided it is given us by divine gift,’ – says Socrates in Plato’s Phaedrus. Certain forms of alteration of consciousness, considered to be inspired by supernatural forces, were actively sought in ancient Greece. Divine mania comprises a…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge

  • Walking into the Void

    A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking

    By Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horvath

    The book starts by discussing the significance of walking for the experience of being human, including a comparative study of the language and cultures of walking. It then reviews in detail, relying on archaeology, two turning points of human history: the emergence of cave art sanctuaries and a new…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Impossible Refuge

    The Control and Constraint of Refugee Futures

    By Georgina Ramsay

    Impossible Refuge brings the perspectives of refugees into rapidly emerging dialogues about contemporary situations of mass forced migration, asking: what does it mean to be displaced? Based on multi-sited ethnographic research conducted with refugees from Central Africa living in situations of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17 
    Routledge
    On Edge: Ethnographies and Theories of Threshold Phenomena

  • 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 – 2017-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Sentient Conceptualisations

    Feeling for Time in the Sciences of the Past

    By Cristian Simonetti

    Sentient Conceptualisations is about how scientists studying the past understand time in relation to space. Simonetti argues that the feelings for depths and surfaces, arising from the bodily movements and gestures of scientific practice, strongly influence conceptualisations of space and time.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Mimesis and Alterity

    A Particular History of the Senses

    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 – 2017-08-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • Digitisation

    Theories and Concepts for Empirical Cultural Research

    Edited by Gertraud Koch

    In recent years, digital technologies have become pervasive in academic and everyday life. This comprehensive volume covers a wide range of concepts for studying the new cultural dynamics that are evident as a result of digitisation. It considers how the cultural changes triggered by digitisation…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge

  • Darwinism, Democracy, and Race

    American Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology in the Twentieth Century

    By John P Jackson, David J. Depew

    Darwinism, Democracy, and Race examines the development and defence of an argument that arose at the boundary between anthropology and evolutionary biology in twentieth-century America. In its fully articulated form, this argument simultaneously discredited scientific racism and defended free human…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • Archaeology in the Making

    Conversations through a Discipline

    Edited by William L Rathje, Michael Shanks, Christopher Witmore

    Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • The Evolution of Charles Darwin

    By George A. Dorsey

    Charles Darwin is well-known throughout the world for his revolutionary work from 1859; The Origin of Species, the foundational study of evolution which greatly challenged the near-universal belief in the Christian world, at that time, of creationism. Originally published in 1928, Dorsey attempts…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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