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  • Home Life in China

    By Isaac Taylor Headland

    Originally published in 1914, this text describes L.T. Headland and his wife’s experience in China in the early twentieth century. With a focus on home life this study explores issues such as children, marriage and education as well as food, religion and concubinage as well as presenting anecdotes…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Communicating Development with Communities

    By Linje Manyozo

    Development theory and practice are often taught in a manner that strips them of their historical context and obscures alternative intellectual assumptions and critical frameworks. This prevents students from acquiring a holistic understanding of the world and consequently, when it comes to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Routledge Revivals: The Ethnography of Malinowski (1979)

    The Trobriand Islands 1915-18

    Edited by Michael W. Young

    Bronislaw Malinowski is one of the founding fathers of modern social anthropology and the innovator of the technique of prolonged and intensive fieldwork. His writings about the Trobriand Islands of Papua were in their time the most formative influence on the work of British social anthropologists…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge

  • The Drama of Love and Death

    A Study of Human Evolution and Transfiguration

    By Edward Carpenter

    Love and Death are two major facets of the whole of human existence and in The Drama of Love and Death, Carpenter attempts to analyse the interplay of love and death in everyday life. Originally published in 1912, this study focuses on how love and death are perceived and treated in the history of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • Emergent Masculinities in the Pacific

    Edited by Aletta Biersack, Martha Macintyre

    Emergent Masculinities in the Pacific focuses on the plasticity and contingent nature of Pacific Island masculinities over the course of colonial and postcolonial histories. The several case histories concern the use of sport to recuperate but also refashion past masculinities in the name of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24 
    Routledge

  • The Trouble with Human Nature

    Health, Conflict, and Difference in Biocultural Perspective

    By Elizabeth D. Whitaker

    The Trouble with Human Nature brings together biological and cross-cultural evidence to critically examine common preconceptions and challenge popular assumptions about human nature. It sets out to counter genetic and evolutionary myths about human variation and behavior, drawing on both biological…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09
    Routledge

  • San Representation

    Politics, Practice and Possibilities

    Edited by Keyan Tomaselli, Michael Wessels

    The San or Bushmen of southern Africa have exerted a fascination over generations of writers and scholars, from novelists and anarchists to ethnologists and geneticists, and also occupy a special place in the popular imagination as the First People and the contemporary remnant of spiritual and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare

    Edited by Pat Dolan, Nick Frost

    In the context of the increasing global movement of people and a growing evidence base for differing outcomes in child welfare, Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare provides a compelling account of child welfare, grounded in the latest theory, policy and practice. Drawing on eminent…

    Hardback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Reinvention of Primitive Society

    Transformations of a Myth

    By Adam Kuper

    Adam Kuper’s iconoclastic intellectual history argues that the idea of “primitive society” is a western myth. The “primitive” is imagined as the opposite of the “civilised”. But this is a protean myth. As ideas about civilisation change, so the image of primitive society must be adjusted. By way…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • Ethnographies of Austerity

    Temporality, crisis and affect in southern Europe

    Edited by Daniel M. Knight, Charles Stewart

    Some of the worst effects of the global economic downturn that commenced in 2008 have been felt in Europe, and specifically in the Eurozone’s so-called PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain) and Cyprus. This edited volume is the first collection to bring together ethnographies of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-23
    Routledge

  • Mobility and Cosmopolitanism

    Complicating the interaction between aspiration and practice

    Edited by Vered Amit, Pauline Gardiner Barber

    In academic descriptions of cosmopolitanism, one particularly important distinction often recurs. Specifically, scholars have been concerned to distinguish between cosmopolitanism as a set of mundane practices and/or competences on the one hand and cosmopolitanism as a cultivated form of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge

  • What’s Happened To The University?

    A sociological exploration of its infantilisation

    By Frank Furedi

    The radical transformation that universities are undergoing today is no less far-reaching than the upheavals that it experienced in the 1960s. However today, when almost 50 per cent of young people participate in higher education, what occurs in universities matters directly to the whole of society…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

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