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  • Truth, Intentionality and Evidence

    Anthropological Approaches to Crime

    Edited by Yazid Ben Hounet, Deborah Puccio-Den

    This book provides an anthropological exploration of the ways in which crime is perceived and defined, focusing on notions of truth, intentionality, and evidence. The chapters contain rich ethnographic case studies drawn from work in the Middle East, Africa, India, Mexico and Europe. A variety of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Freedom in Practice

    Governance, Autonomy and Liberty in the Everyday

    Edited by Moises Lino e Silva, Huon Wardle

    ‘Freedom’ is one of the most fiercely contested words in contemporary global experience. This book provides an up-to-date overview from an anthropological perspective of the diverse ways in which freedom is understood and practised in everyday life, including the emergent relationships between…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Anthropology and Alterity

    Responding to the Other

    Edited by Bernhard Leistle

    Alterity or otherness is a central notion in cultural anthropology and philosophy, as well as in other disciplines. While anthropology, with its aim of understanding cultural difference, tends to take otherness as a fact, there have been vigorous attempts in contemporary philosophy, particularly in…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Purity and Danger Now

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Robbie Duschinsky, Simone Schnall, Daniel H Weiss

    Mary Douglas’s seminal Purity and Danger (Routledge, 1966) continues to be crucial reading for students and scholars. Published in the 50th anniversary year, Purity and Danger Now sets out to shed fresh light upon the themes raised by Douglas by drawing on recent developments in the social sciences…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life

    Politics and Ethics at the Intersection of North Atlantic and African Philosophy

    By Omedi Ochieng

    What makes for good societies and good lives in a global world? In this landmark work of political and ethical philosophy, Omedi Ochieng offers a radical reassessment of a millennia-old question. He does so by offering a stringent critique of both North Atlantic and African philosophical traditions…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Reclaiming Archaeology

    Beyond the Tropes of Modernity

    Edited by Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal

    Archaeology has been an important source of metaphors for some of the key intellectuals of the 20th century: Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Alois Riegl and Michel Foucault, amongst many others. However, this power has also turned against archaeology, because the discipline has been dealt with…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations

  • Anthropology and the Economy of Sharing

    By Thomas Widlok

    This book examines the economy of sharing in a variety of social and political contexts around the world, with consideration given to the role of sharing in relation to social order and social change, political power, group formation, individual networks and concepts of personhood. Widlok advocates…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14 
    Routledge
    Critical Topics in Contemporary Anthropology

  • Spatializing Culture

    The Ethnography of Space and Place

    By Setha Low

    This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods in understanding space and place, and considers how ethnographically-based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social exclusion as well as offering people the means for understanding the places…

    Paperback – 2016-09-06
    Routledge

  • Interpreting Diversity: Europe and the Malay World

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-05
    Routledge

  • Stone Age Economics

    2nd Edition

    By Marshall Sahlins, Marshall Sahlins

    Stone Age Economics is a classic of economic anthropology, ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively. This collection of six influential essays is one of Marshall Sahlins' most important and enduring works, claiming that stone age economies formed the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Ethnographies

  • From Beijing to Port Moresby

    The Politics of National Identity in Cultural Policies

    Edited by Virginia Domingues, David Wu

    Essays in this volume focus on Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China as sites rife with discursive complexity. From small to large, young to old, former colony to former colonial power, these six examples do well to represent situated voices and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge

  • Evolution and Social Life

    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
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

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