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  • Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans (Routledge Revivals)

    A Critical Essay in Social Anthropology, 1st Edition

    By Akbar Ahmed

    First published in 1976, this Routledge Revivals reissue presents an analysis of the Swat Pathans, the people of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, who belong administratively to Pakistan despite being a fiercely independent group, with their own codes and ways of life. Akbar S. Ahmed,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-02

  • Productive Engagement in Later Life

    A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ada C. Mui

    Productive Ageing is the involvement of older adults in society through employment, volunteering, caregiving, education and skill building. In 2020 there will be 248 million people in China aged 60 and over. At the same time, the birth rate continues to drop and family structures are being…

    Hardback – 2012-01-16

  • Rethinking Marriage and Kinship

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rodney Needham

    This volume is concerned with two of the fundamental topics of social anthropology, kinship and marriage, approached from a variety of viewpoints by an international group of contributors of diverse experience and background. The wide range of subjects examined includes: Incest, epistemology,…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13

  • Okubo Diary (Routledge Revivals)

    Portrait of a Japanese Valley, 1st Edition

    By Brian Moeran

    First published in 1985, this Routledge Revival is a lively and colourful account of life in the Japanese countryside, as seen through the eyes of an anthropologist who did fieldwork there for four years. Part journal, part ethnographic observation, part social and moral commentary, this very…

    Paperback – 2011-11-29

  • Chinese Kinship

    Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter, Gonçalo D Santos

    The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Family and Kinship in East London

    1st Edition

    By Michael Young, Peter Wilmott

    First published in 1957 ,and reprinted with a new introduction in 1986, Michael Young and Peter Willmott’s book on family and kinship in Bethnal Green in the 1950s is a classic in urban studies. A standard text in planning, housing, family studies and sociology, it predicted the…

    Hardback – 2011-07-26
    Routledge Revivals

  • Campsteading

    Family, Place, and Experience at Squam Lake, New Hampshire, 1st Edition

    By Derek Brereton

    The campstead is an American institution. After the Civil War, with neo-colonialism, environmentalism, and arts-and-crafts on the rise, some families sought rural locations for rustic camps. There they raised their children in the summertime. Around Squam Lake, after some eight generations,…

    Paperback – 2010-05-12

  • The Wellbeing of Children in Care

    A New Approach for Improving Developmental Outcomes, 1st Edition

    By Kwame Owusu-Bempah

    Because of their previous damaging experiences, many children and young people enter the care system having already developed emotional problems or at a greater risk of developing them. However, in addition to this, research and experience consistently show that being in care is likely to aggravate…

    Paperback – 2010-04-30

  • Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean

    The Seafarers of Kachchh, 1st Edition

    By Edward Simpson

    Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the…

    Paperback – 2009-06-09
    Routledge Indian Ocean Series

  • Global Spaces of Chinese Culture

    Diasporic Chinese Communities in the United States and Germany, 1st Edition

    By Sylvia Van Ziegert

    This book is an exploration of how Chinese communites in the United States and Germany create and disseminate a sense of diasporic Chinese identity. It not only compares the local conditions of the Chinese communities in the two locations, but also moves to a global dimension to track the…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Studies in Asian Americans

  • Media and Middle Class Moms

    Images and Realities of Work and Family, 1st Edition

    By Lara J. Descartes, Conrad Kottak

    Written by nationally recognized anthropologists Conrad Kottak and Lara Descartes, this ethnography of largely white, middle class families in a town in the midwest explores the role that the media play in influencing how those families cope with everyday work/family issues. The book…

    Paperback – 2009-02-05

  • Interracial Families

    Current Concepts and Controversies, 1st Edition

    By George Alan Yancey, Richard Lewis, Jr.

    A unique book offering both a research overview and practical advice for its readers, this text allows students to gain a solid understanding of the research that has been generated on several important issues surrounding multiracial families, including intimate relations, family dynamics…

    Paperback – 2008-11-26

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