Social & Cultural Anthropology Products

  • Religions in Practice

    An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion, 7th Edition

    By John R. Bowen

    Religions in Practice provides a comprehensive and primarily theme-based overview for students who are being introduced to the anthropology of religion. While covering traditional topics like magic, witchcraft, and spiritual healing, the book also addresses key contemporary subjects such as…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge
    100 Cases

  • Cohabitation in Europe

    A revenge of history?

    Edited by Dalia Leinarte, Jan Kok

    Originating from discussions about the reasons for, and regional variations behind, the remarkable rise in cohabitation that started in the 1970s – a rise that continues to this day – this book explores the main stimuli behind cohabitation. The variation in levels of cohabitation cannot be…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge

  • China's Rise and the Chinese Overseas

    Edited by Bernard Wong, Chee-Beng TAN

    Since the 1978 opening up of China and her active engagement in economic reformation and modernization, China has become a truly global economic power. These developments have, consequently, had an impact on ethnic Chinese people living across the world. Traditionally, the study of immigrant…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Torture and Peacebuilding in Indonesia

    By Budi Hernawan

    This book analyses state-sponsored torture and peacebuilding in Indonesia. It focuses on the case study of Papua, which provides a thought-provoking example of the intricacy and complexity of building peace amidst enduring conflict and violence. The author examines complex power relations that have…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Final Journeys

    Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe

    Edited by Alistair Hunter, Eva Soom Ammann

    A recurring theme of the public discourse on immigration in Europe today is that migrants are primarily young people, of working age. Against this short-sighted view, the main contribution of this book is to propose that processes of ageing and death constitute a critical juncture in the settlement…

    Hardback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge

  • Indigeneity, Landscape and History

    Adivasi Self-fashioning in India

    By Asoka Kumar Sen

    This book engages with notions of self and landscape as manifest in water, forest and land via historical and current perspectives in the context of indigenous communities in India. It also brings processes of identity formation among tribes in Africa and Latin America into relief. Using…

    Hardback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge India

  • Food Utopias

    Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community

    Edited by Paul V. Stock, Michael Carolan, Christopher Rosin

    Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements – including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food knowledge and food sovereignty – consistently invoke themes around autonomy, sufficiency…

    Paperback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Digitization

    Theories and Concepts for Empirical Cultural Research

    Edited by Gertraud Koch

    In recent years, digital technologies have become pervasive in academic and everyday life. This comprehensive volume covers a wide range of concepts for studying the new cultural dynamics that are evident as a result of digitization. It considers how the cultural changes triggered by digitization…

    Hardback – 2017-07-18 
    Routledge

  • The Anthropology of Ritual Tendency

    Sacredness In the High Places

    By Frank Salomon

    This book is designed to interrogate theories in the anthropology of religion through a consideration of the ritual practices and belief systems of the Andean community of Rapaz. The book demonstrates how detailed ethnographic research of a specific religious tradition can illuminate multiple,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15 
    Routledge

  • Mixed Race in Asia

    Past, Present and Future

    Edited by Zarine L. Rocha, Farida Fozdar

    Mixed racial and ethnic identities are topics of increasing interest around the world, yet studies of mixed race in Asia are rare, despite its particular salience for Asian societies. Mixed Race in Asia seeks to reorient the field to focus on Asia, looking specifically at mixed race in China,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Within and Beyond Citizenship

    Borders, membership and belonging

    Edited by Roberto G. Gonzales, Nando Sigona

    Within and Beyond Citizenship brings together cutting-edge research in sociology and social anthropology on the relationship between immigration status, rights and belonging in contemporary societies of immigration, to offer a daring new perspective on these questions. It offers new insights into…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures

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