Regional Anthropology Products

  • Unmarried Women in Japan

    The drift into singlehood

    By Akiko Yoshida

    Yoshida addresses the common misconceptions of single, never-married women and aims to uncover the major social and cultural factors contributing to this phenomenon in Japan. Based on interviews with married and never-married women aged 25-46, she argues that the increasing rate of female…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • European Cosmopolitanism

    Colonial Histories and Postcolonial Societies

    Edited by John Narayan, Gurminder K. Bhambra

    This book provides a fresh examination of the cosmopolitan project of postwar Europe from a variety of perspectives. It explores the ways in which European cosmopolitanism can be theorized differently if we take into account histories which have rarely been at the forefront of such understandings.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    Routledge
    International Library of Sociology

  • The Judgement of Culture

    Cultural Assumptions in American Law

    By Lawrence Rosen

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Dialectics and Dynamics

    The Legacy of Robert Tonkinson’s Anthropological Work in Australia and the Pacific

    Edited by Greg Acciaioli

    This volume focuses on the ways in which Robert Tonkinson’s research has inspired further explorations of issues in the study of kinship, migration, the transformation of tradition, and other contemporary scholarship in the Pacific and Aboriginal Australia. In the Pacific context these influences…

    Hardback – 2016-10-20 
    Routledge

  • Unequal Cities

    The Challenge of Post-Industrial Transition in Times of Austerity

    Edited by Costanzo Ranci, Roberta Cucca

    This seminal edited collection examines the impact of austerity and economic crisis on European cities. Whilst on the one hand the struggle for competitiveness has induced many European cities to invest in economic performance and attractiveness, on the other, national expenditure cuts and dominant…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge

  • Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore

    Re-thinking global sexualities

    By Shawna Tang

    Taking lesbians in Singapore as a case study, this book explores the possibility of a modern gay identity in a postcolonial society, that is not dependent on Western queer norms. It looks at the core question of how this identity can be reconciled with local culture and how it relates to global…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Routledge Revivals: Moslem Women Enter a New World (1936)

    By Ruth Frances Woodsmall

    First published in 1936, this book surveys the changing place of women across the contemporaneous Muslim world, focusing on several nations where they constitute a demographic majority — Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Palestine, Trans-Jordan, Turkey, Syria — and one where they do not, namely India. It begins…

    Hardback – 2016-10-01 
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Cultural Safety

    Cultural Diversity for Global Healthcare

    By Fran Richardson

    Cultural safety is just one of a number of culture-focused approaches to health care. An Introduction to Cultural Safety is the first textbook to define, examine and position the concept in an international context to provide a theoretical and practical resource for students and health care…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Interpreting Diversity: Europe and the Malay World

    Edited by Christina Skott

    This volume departs from conventional historiography concerned with colonialism in the Malay world, by turning to the use of knowledge generated by European presence in the region. The aim here is to map the ways in which European observers and scholars interpreted the ethnic, linguistic and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Europe

    By William Outhwaite

    Europe is one of the most dynamic and interesting areas of the world, pioneering in the European Union a new form of governance for half a billion people, represented in the world’s first directly elected transnational parliament. This book situates the EU in a broader European, global historical…

    Paperback – 2016-09-14 
    Routledge

  • The Women of the United Arab Emirates

    By Linda Usra Soffan

    First published in 1980, this book looks at the factors which influenced the position held by women in the United Arab Emirates in the second half of the 20th century. It argues that Islamic Law has granted women rights and privileges in the spheres of family life, marriage, education and economic…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Changing Veils

    Women and Modernisation in North Yemen

    By Carla Makhlouf

    In Yemen, where current poverty is combined with a rich cultural heritage, the distinctions between the traditional and the modern are particularly difficult. First published in 1979, this is a study of social change as experienced and perceived by the women of San’a, the capital city of North…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

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