Political & Economic Anthropology Products

  • Engaging Anthropological Theory

    A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Moberg

    This fully revised second edition of Mark Moberg's lively book offers a fresh look at the history of anthropological theory. Covering key concepts and theorists, Engaging Anthropological Theory examines the historical context of anthropological ideas and the contested nature of…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 

  • Anthropology in Action

    An Experiment in the Iringa District of the Iringa Province Tanganyika Territory

    By G. Gordon Brown, A. McD Bruce Hutt

    Originally published in 1935, when the province of Iringa in what is now Tanzania was still under British administrative control, this book is inevitably a product of its time, but nonetheless it represents an important project in collaboration between an anthropologist and a government official.…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24 
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • The Position of the Chief in the Modern Political System of Ashanti

    A Study of the Influence of Contemporary Social Changes on Ashanti Political Institutions

    By K. A. Busia

    Originally published in 1951, this book provides an account of the traditional status and functions of the Asanti chief. The effects of British administration on the powers of the chief and his council are described, as are the tensions which the traditional political organization was subjected to…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24 
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • Walling, Boundaries and Liminality

    A Political Anthropology of Transformations

    Edited by Agnes Horvath, Marius Ion Benţa, Joan Davison

    Contemporary challenges related to walls, borders and encirclement, such as migration, integration, and endemic historical conflicts, can only be understood properly from a long-term perspective. This book seeks to go beyond conventional definitions of the long durée by locating the social practice…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Rural Livelihoods and Gendered Resistance in Botswana

    Patterns and Production in Women's Basketry Co-operatives

    By Rebecca L Upton

    As globalization has shifted the market in tourism--‐dependent Botswana, women who are responsible for the production of baskets have entered a new and expanded market economy where locally made baskets carry Tswana symbols and meanings into international contexts and construct and contest the idea…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 

  • Contesting Inequalities, Identities and Rights in Ethiopia

    The Collision of Passions

    By Data D Barata

    This book examines the relationship between inequalities and identities in relation to an unprecedented state advocacy of "ethnic rights" in post-civil war Ethiopia. The analysis is set against the background of a dramatic state remaking by a rebellion movement (the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Social Justice in Contemporary Housing

    Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle

    By Helen Taylor

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • Organizing Power

    By Pasi Ahonen, Peter Bloom

    Understanding the nature and dynamics of power is crucial for future managers. This innovative text not only examines how power operates in organizations, but also shows how power fundamentally is the process of organizing. The book is supported by online materials, including case studies for each…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 

  • Knowing from the Indigenous North

    Sámi Approaches to History, Politics and Belonging

    Edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Sanna Valkonen, Jarno Valkonen

    Discourse around the North has become increasingly focused on environmental and societal changes, as global scientific, political and economic interests assert increasing influence on the landscape. Issues including environmental change, human adaptation, and post-colonial governance and strategies…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 

  • The Origins of Cocaine

    Colonization and Failed Development in the Amazon Andies

    Edited by Paul Gootenberg, Liliana M. Dávalos

    In the 1960s, the governments of Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia launched agricultural settlement programs in each country’s vast Amazonian frontier lowlands. Two decades later, these exact same zones had transformed into the centers of the illicit cocaine boom of the Americas. Drawing on concepts from…

    Hardback – 2018-06-22 

  • Urban Marginalisation in South Asia

    Waste Pickers in Calcutta

    By Nandini Sen

    The community of waste-pickers in Calcutta stands on its own against the hostile outside which comprises the state, elites and mainstream society. The residents of this unique world continuously try to escape the ‘ideal’ world of uniform homogeneity of legally legitimate profession, shelter,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Employment, Poverty and Rights in India

    By Dayabati Roy

    In comparison to other social groups, India’s rural poor – and particularly Adivasis and Dalits - have seen little benefit from the country’s economic growth over the last three decades. Though economists and statisticians are able to model the form and extent of this inequality, their work is…

    Hardback – 2018-06-04 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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