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  • Introducing Urban Anthropology

    By Rivke Jaffe, Anouk De Koning

    This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the important and growing field of urban anthropology. This is an increasingly critical area of study, as more than half of the world's population now lives in cities and anthropological research is increasingly done in an urban context. Exploring…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge

  • The Middle Class in Emerging Societies

    Consumers, Lifestyles and Markets

    Edited by Leslie L. Marsh, Hongmei Li

    This volume examines the discursive construction of the meanings and lifestyle practices of the middle class in the rapidly transforming economies of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, focusing on the social, political and cultural implications at local and global levels. While…

    Hardback – 2015-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Hope and Uncertainty in Contemporary African Migration

    Edited by Nauja Kleist, Dorte Thorsen

    This volume examines the relationship between hope, mobility, and immobility in African migration. Through case studies set within and beyond the continent, it demonstrates that hope offers a unique prism for analyzing the social imaginaries and aspirations which underpin migration in situations of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • "Mixed Race" Identities in Asia and the Pacific

    Experiences from Singapore and New Zealand

    By Zarine L. Rocha

    "Mixed race" is becoming an important area for research, and there is a growing body of work in the North American and British contexts. However, understandings and experiences of "mixed race" across different countries and regions are not often explored in significant depth. New Zealand and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • The Anthropology of Postindustrialism

    Ethnographies of Disconnection

    Edited by Ismael Vaccaro, Krista Harper, Seth Murray

    This volume explores how mechanisms of postindustrial capitalism affect places and people in peripheral regions and de-industrializing cities. While studies of globalization tend to emphasize localities newly connected to global systems, this collection, in contrast, analyzes the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Colonialism and Resistance

    Society and State in Manipur

    Edited by Arambam Noni, Kangujam Sanatomba

    Part of the ‘Transition in Northeastern India’ series, this volume critically explores how Northeast India, especially Manipuri society, responded to colonial rule. It studies the interplay between colonialism and resistance to provide an alternative understanding of colonialism on the one hand,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02 
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Revisiting the Self

    Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Charalambos Tsekeris

    Who am I? Or, even more curiously, who are you? These are questions about the self – that aspect of who we are that we believe defines, or at least describes, each of us. The self is not merely an internal creation, however. Family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances all contribute to who we…

    Hardback – 2015-11-01 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • World Culture Re-Contextualised

    Meaning Constellations and Path-Dependencies in Comparative and International Education Research

    Edited by Jürgen Schriewer

    Impressive strands of research have shown the emergent reality of increasing world-level interconnection in almost every field of social action. As a consequence, theories and models have been developed which are aimed at conceptualising this new reality along the lines of an ‘institutionalised’…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Wine Studies

    Dancing with Bacchus

    By Gareth Morgan, Richard Tresidder

    There are few, if any, books which embrace wine studies as a broader field. Yet the purchase and consumption of wine whether in trade or domestic settings has huge anthropological significance and can be seen as a multi-sensory and symbolically rich activity that is underpinned by historical,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Nepali Diaspora in a Globalised Era

    Edited by Tanka B. Subba, A. C. Sinha

    This is one of the first books to explore Nepali diaspora in a global context, across India and other parts of South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Australia. It discusses the social, political and economic status and aspirations of the Nepali community worldwide. The essays in the volume cover…

    Hardback – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • Evangelising the Nation

    Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity

    By John Thomas

    Northeast India has witnessed several nationality movements during the 20th century. The oldest and one of the most formidable has been that of the Nagas — inhabiting the hill tracts between the Brahmaputra river in India and the Chindwin river in Burma (now Myanmar). Rallying behind the slogan, ‘…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Tourism at the Olympic Games

    Visiting the World

    Edited by Mike Robinson, Josef Ploner

    Going far beyond being just a mega sport event, the Olympic Games are, and have been in the past, important settings for tourism and cultural change. Hosting the Olympic Games presents a unique opportunity for countries to promote, regenerate, and develop cities and regions, and to firmly locate…

    Hardback – 2015-10-07 
    Routledge

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