Political & Economic Anthropology Products

  • Rural Wealth Creation as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy

    Edited by Shanna Ratner, Deborah Markley

    Many rural areas in the United States find themselves struggling to build local assets and create wealth, and, when this wealth is created, they often struggle to hold on it. Previous approaches to community and economic development have been inadequate in attempting to reverse these trends.…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka

    Life after Terror

    By Dhana Hughes

    Drawing on original ethnographic field-research conducted primarily with former guerrilla insurgents in southern and central Sri Lanka, this book analyses the memories and narratives of people who have perpetrated political violence. It explores how violence is negotiated and lived with in the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Development and Environmental Politics Unmasked

    Authority, Participation and Equity in East Timor

    By Christopher J. Shepherd

    Focusing on rural development and environmental management, this book brings together the detailed history of development in East Timor under two colonial regimes and under the contemporary conditions of national independence. It addresses two comparative areas of development: across the three…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Critical Times in Greece

    Anthropological Engagements with the Crisis

    Edited by Dimitris Dalakoglou, Georgios Agelopoulos

    This volume brings together new anthropological research on the Greek crisis. With a number of contributions from academics based in Greece, the book addresses a number of key issues such as the refugee crisis, far-right extremism and the psychological impact of increased poverty and unemployment.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia

    Emergent conditions, relations and prototypes

    Edited by Yuk Wah Chan, Brantly Womack

    This book provides a glimpse into the different emergent borderland prototypes in East and Southeast Asia, with illustrative cases and discussions. Asia has contained a number of reactivated border zones since the end of the Cold War, borders which have witnessed ever greater human activity,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge

  • Performance in a Militarized Culture

    Edited by Sara Brady, Lindsey Mantoan

    The long cultural moment which arose in the wake of 9/11 and the conflict in the Middle East has fostered a global wave of surveillance and counterinsurgency. Performance in a Militarized Culture explores the ways in which we experience this new status quo. Addressing the most commonplace of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge

  • Emotions as Commodities

    Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity

    Edited by Eva Illouz

    Capitalism has made rationality into a pervasive feature of human action and yet, far from heralding a loss of emotionality, capitalist culture has been accompanied with an unprecedented intensification of emotional life. This raises a puzzle: how could we have become increasingly rationalized and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South

    The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil

    By Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

    At the end of the 1970s, Chinese merchandise moved to Brazil via Paraguay, forming an on-the-margins-of-the-law trade chain involving the production, distribution, and consumption of cheap goods. Economic changes in the twenty-first century, including the enforcement of intellectual property rights…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles

    Consumption and Environmentalism

    By Tendai Chitewere

    Sustainable communities raise questions about the compatibility of capitalism and environmentalism and how we can green our way of life in a capitalist economy that values short-term production and consumption over long-term conservation and simple living. If capitalism and its drive towards…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Women Soldiers and Citizenship in Israel

    Gendered Encounters with the State

    By Edna Lomsky-Feder, Orna Sasson-Levy

    Women’s military service in Israel presents a compelling case study to explore the meaning of gendered citizenship. Lomsky-Feder and Sasson-Levy compellingly argue that women’s mandatory military service during an active ongoing violent conflict, occurring at a formative age, becomes an initiation…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge

  • Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post-Socialist Life

    Edited by Abel Polese, Jeremy Morris, Emilia Pawłusz, Oleksandra Seliverstova

    This book explores the function of the “everyday” in the formation, consolidation and performance of national, sub-national and local identities in the former socialist region. Based on extensive original research including fieldwork, the book demonstrates how the study of everyday and mundane…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • An Overheated World

    An Anthropological History of the Early Twenty-first Century

    Edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

    Although economic, cultural and demographic changes are part and parcel of the modern world, changes in a number of areas have accelerated in the last quarter-century – a period sometimes spoken of as the global information society, a world of ‘liquid modernity’ – or of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge

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