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  • Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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    Routledge International Handbooks

  • A Philosophy of Material Culture

    Action, Function, and Mind, 1st Edition

    By Beth Preston

    This book focuses on material culture as a subject of philosophical inquiry and promotes the philosophical study of material culture by articulating some of the central and difficult issues raised by this topic and providing innovative solutions to them, most notably an account of improvised action…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
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    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

    The voices of tea practitioners in northern Japan, 1st Edition

    By Kaeko Chiba

    This book examines the complex relationship between class and gender dynamics among tea ceremony (chadō) practitioners in Japan. Focusing on practitioners in a provincial city, Akita, the book surveys the rigid, hierarchical chadō system at grass roots level. Making critical use of Bourdieu’s idea…

    Paperback – 2013-01-29
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human

    Purifying the Social, 1st Edition

    By Richie Nimmo

    This book undertakes a critique of the pervasive notion that human beings are separate from and elevated above the nonhuman world and explores its role in the constitution of modernity. The book presents a socio-material analysis of the British milk industry in the late nineteenth and early…

    Paperback – 2012-11-13
    Routledge
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  • How Institutions Think (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1986 Mary Douglas’ theory of institutions uses the sociological theories of Emile Durkheim and Ludwig Fleck to determine not only how institutions think, but also the extent to which thinking itself is dependent upon institutions. Different kinds of institutions allow individuals…

    Paperback – 2012-07-24
    Routledge

  • Museums in Postcolonial Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dominic Thomas

    The history of European nation-building and identity formation is inextricably connected with museums, and the role they play in displaying the acquired spoils and glorious symbols of geopolitical power in order to mobilize public support for expansionist ventures. This book examines the…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30
    Routledge

  • The Interpretation of Ritual

    1st Edition

    Edited by J.S. La Fontaine

    First published in 1972. A revival of interest in primitive religion has been one of the most marked characteristics of British social anthropology of recent years. Inspired by the work of Audrey Richards, whose writing on ritual contains many of the insights that have been developed in later…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
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  • Political Systems and the Distribution of Power

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Banton

    Modern political anthropology began in 1940 with the first systematic comparative studies of how primitive societies maintained law and order. The focus was on government and the presence or absence of state institutions. Recently, interest has shifted to the study of power, to examining the…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
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  • We the Tikopia

    A sociological study of kinship in primitive Polynesia, 1st Edition

    By Raymond Firth

    Recognized as a major work when first published, this title has, over the years, become a classic. Forming the basis of modern social anthropology, We the Tikiopia stands in the forefront of its literature. The book is an excellent example of fieldwork analysis of a primitive society; a complete…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge

  • International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

    1st Edition

    By Craig Forrest

    The world’s cultural heritage is under threat from war, illicit trafficking, social and economic upheaval, unregulated excavation and neglect. Over a period of almost fifty years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has adopted five international conventions that…

    Paperback – 2011-08-17
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  • Making Japanese Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christoph Brumann, Rupert A. Cox

    This book examines the making of heritage in contemporary Japan, investigating the ways in which particular objects, practices and institutions are ascribed public recognition and political significance. Through detailed ethnographic and historical case studies, it analyses the social, economic,…

    Paperback – 2011-05-12
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • The Structural Study of Myth and Totemism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Edmund Leach

    Designed to provoke controversy, the papers in this volume concentrate on two main themes: the study of myth and totemism. Starting with an English translation of La Geste d'Asdiwal, which is widely considered to be the most brilliant of all of Lévi-Strauss's shorter expositions of his technique of…

    Paperback – 2010-11-11
    Routledge

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