Political & Economic Anthropology Products

  • The Moral Economy of Water

    Equity and Sustainability in Social Evolution

    By Paul Trawick

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge

  • Knowing from the Indigenous North

    Sámi Approaches to History, Politics and Belonging

    Edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Sanna Valkonen, Jarno Valkonen

    Focusing on the Sápmi region of Northern Europe as a point of departure, this book enriches and sharpens the concept of ‘the North’. It combines detailed empirical research on the Sámi people and their life-worlds with theoretical contributions from leading scholars. The authors consider the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-04 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book Gerda Reith explores key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption. Drawing on the ideas of Foucault, Marx and Bataille, amongst others, she investigates the ways that understandings of ‘the problems of consumption’ change over time, and asks what these changes…

    Paperback – 2018-09-14 
    Routledge

  • 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 anthropology itself.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge
    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 
    Routledge
    African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

  • High North Stories in a Time of Transition

    Gutsy Narratives and Wild Observations

    Edited by Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Larry Browning, Frode Fjelldal-Soelberg

    The High North in a Time of Transition collects multiple perspectives on the lives of people in the High North of Norway at a point when the petroleum boom is no longer the dominant cultural feature of the region. Utilizing constructivist grounded theory, the volume contains a rich variety of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Social Justice in Contemporary Housing

    Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle

    By Helen Taylor

    Philosophy is not usually seen as a guidance for modern housing policy but in this new book, Dr Helen Taylor argues that there is something innovative, unusual, and worth discussing about the application of philosophy to housing. The philosophical framework used within this book is John Rawls’…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • Natural Resources, Extraction and Indigenous Rights in Latin America

    Exploring the Boundaries of Environmental and State-Corporate Crime in Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico

    By Marcela Torres Wong

    In 1989, the International Labor Organization stated that all indigenous peoples living in the postcolonial world were entitled to the right to prior consultation, over activities that could potentially impact their territories and traditional livelihoods. However, in many cases the economic…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08 
    Routledge
    Crimes of the Powerful

  • 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 
    Routledge

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