Political & Economic Anthropology Products

  • Labour in the Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific

    Edited by Vicki Crinis, Adrian Vickers

    The clothing industry provides employment for 60 million workers worldwide. More than a quarter of these workers are employed in the Asia-Pacific region, where the industry is based on subcontracted production on behalf of international buyers. Rapid movements of manufacturing activity from country…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Green European

    Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Audrone Telesiene, Matthias Gross

    Green European addresses the quest for a better understanding of European type(s) of environmentalism. This monograph focuses on public attitudes and behaviours and the culturally rooted as well as country specific differences. The book addresses the wider issue that many European countries are…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13 
    Routledge
    Studies in European Sociology

  • Sri Lanka’s Global Factory Workers

    (Un) Disciplined Desires and Sexual Struggles in a Post-Colonial Society

    By Sandya Hewamanne

    In Sri Lanka, the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) employs thousands of unmarried rural women, and their migration has aroused deep anxieties over female morality and ideal conduct. This book focuses on the global factory workers based in the FTZ, and analyses social class and intersections of gender, class…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Paradoxes of Aid Work

    Passionate Professionals

    By Silke Roth

    This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations, forms of employment and organizations. Analysing the processes that lead to the involvement…

    Paperback – 2016-06-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

    Edited by Mark Shucksmith, David L. Brown

    Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Rationality of Rural Life

    Economic and Cultural Change in Tuscany

    By Jeff Pratt

    This monograph analyzes the developments in rural life in detail and at the same time places them in a wider context, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of theoretical writings on modern agriculture. What is revealed is a profound transformation in the rationality of farming, one which touches…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge
    Studies in Anthropology and History

  • Workers and the Global Informal Economy

    Interdisciplinary perspectives

    Edited by Supriya Routh, Vando Borghi

    The global financial crisis and subsequent increase in social inequality has led in many cases to a redrawing of the boundaries between formal and informal work. This interdisciplinary volume explores the role of informal work in today’s global economy, presenting economic, legal, sociological,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Labour Economics

  • The Political Economy of Low Carbon Transformation

    Breaking the habits of capitalism

    By Harold Wilhite

    Deep reductions in energy use and carbon emissions will not be possible within political economies that are driven by the capitalist imperatives of growth, commodification and individualization. As such, it has now become necessary to understand the relationship between capitalism and the emergence…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Low Carbon Development

  • Cultural Intimacy

    Social Poetics and the Real Life of States, Societies, and Institutions, 3rd Edition

    By Michael Herzfeld

    In the third edition of this important and influential book, Michael Herzfeld revisits the idea of ‘cultural intimacy’. The chapters examine a range of topics touching on the relationship between state and citizen, and the notion of ‘national character’. Herzfeld provides a developed theoretical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Classic Texts in Anthropology

  • After the Crisis

    Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath

    Edited by James G. Carrier

    After the Crisis: Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath offers a thought-provoking examination of the state of contemporary anthropology, identifying key issues that have confronted the discipline in recent years and linking them to neoliberalism, and suggesting how we might do…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Handbook of Indigenous Peoples' Rights

    Edited by Corinne Lennox, Damien Short

    This handbook is a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of indigenous peoples’ rights. Chapters by experts in the field examine legal, philosophical, sociological and political issues, addressing a wide range of themes at the centre of debates on the rights of indigenous peoples. The book…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Origin of the Inequality of the Social Classes

    By Gunnar Landtman

    Originally published in 1938, The Origin of the Inequality of the Social Classes presents ethnological research into how rank and inequality has been created or formed in various societies. This study especially focuses on recent changes in aboriginal cultures with particular attention paid to the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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