Regional Anthropology Products

  • Everyday Media Culture in Africa

    Audiences and Users

    Edited by Wendy Willems, Winston Mano

    This book addresses the everyday lived experiences of Africans in their interaction with different kinds of media: old and new, state and private, elite and popular, global and national, material and virtual. The ongoing targeting of African audiences and users by global media companies such as…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • The Tswana

    By Isaac Schapera, John L Comaroff

    First published in 1953 and this edition in 1991, this book was created in association with the International African Institute. Since its first publication, anthropology and African Studies have changed a great deal, but the bedrock of both remains unchanged: solid, sensitive ethnographic and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative

    Gods, Heroes and Kings

    By Naomi Appleton

    Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 
    Routledge
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • Afropolitanism: Reboot

    Edited by Carli Coetzee

    This edited collection comprises an original and activist group of contributions on that much maligned figure, the Afropolitan. The contributors do not aim to define or fix the term anew; the reboot is, instead, the beginnings of an activist scholarly agenda in which ‘the Afropolitan’ is reimagined…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge

  • Water Politics and Spiritual Ecology

    Custom, environmental governance and development

    By Lisa Palmer

    As water resources diminish with increasing population and economic pressures as well as global climate change, this book addresses a subject of ever increasing local and global importance. In many areas water is not only a vital resource but is also endowed with an agency and power that connects…

    Paperback – 2016-11-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene

    More than human encounters

    By Katherine Wright

    Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene offers a new perspective on international environmental scholarship, focusing on the emotional and affective connections between human and nonhuman lives to reveal fresh connections between global issues of climate change, species extinction and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • 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

  • Rethinking Greenland and the Arctic in the Era of Climate Change

    New Northern Horizons

    By Frank Sejersen

    This ground-breaking book investigates how Arctic indigenous communities deal with the challenges of climate change and how they strive to develop self-determination. Adopting an anthropological focus on Greenland’s vision to boost extractive industries and transform society, the book examines how…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27 
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • 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 Roberta Cucca, Costanzo Ranci

    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

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