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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Change and Continuity in the Pacific

    Revisiting the Region

    Edited by John Connell, Helen Lee

    Thousands of studies have been conducted by social scientists in the villages and islands, and increasingly in the towns, of the Pacific. Despite this, there are few longitudinal studies of any great depth and sophistication in the region. The contributors to this book have all conducted long term…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

  • Regional Diasporas and Transnational Flows to India

    Provincial Globalisation

    Edited by Carol Upadhya, Mario Rutten, Leah Koskimaki

    Patterns of international migration have produced complex transnational networks that directly link towns and villages in India to people and places abroad. Although the Government of India has forged a strong relationship with Overseas Indians, the ties that migrants and diasporic groups maintain…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Gambling in Everyday Life

    By Fiona Nicoll

    In the past two decades, gambling industries have experienced exponential growth with annual global expenditure worth approximately 300 billion dollars. Yet most academic research on gambling is concentrated on problem gambling and conducted within the psychological sciences. Nicoll considers…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Home: The Foundations of Belonging

    By Paul O'Connor

    Questions of home and belonging have never been more topical. Populist politicians in both Europe and America play on anxieties over globalisation by promising to reconstitute the national home, through cutting immigration and ‘taking back control’. Increasing numbers of young people are unable to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • (Un)Stable Relations

    Horses, Humans and Social Agency

    By Lynda Birke, Kirrilly Thompson

    This original and insightful book explores how horses can be considered as social actors within shared interspecies networks. It examines what we know about how horses understand us and how we perceive them, as well as the implications of actively recognising other animals as actors within shared…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • The Angry Earth

    Disaster in Anthropological Perspective, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Anthony Oliver-Smith, Susanna M. Hoffman

    This volume explores how various cultures in different historical moments have responded to calamity, offering insight into the complex relationship between society and environment. In the second edition, each chapter has been updated with an addendum to reflect on recent developments in the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Cross-cultural Literacy

    Ethnographies of Communication in Multiethnic Classrooms

    Edited by Steven F. Arvizu, Marietta Saravia-Shore

    Originally published in 1992. This book advocates and demonstrates the benefits of an anthropological approach that recognizes the centrality of culture in the educational process. This approach encompasses knowledge and understanding of other cultures’ patterns of interaction, values, institutions…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Negotiating Personal Autonomy

    Communication and Personhood in East Greenland

    By Sophie Cäcilie Elixhauser

    Negotiating Personal Autonomy offers a detailed ethnographic examination of personal autonomy and social life in East Greenland.Examining verbal and non-verbal communication in interpersonal encounters, Elixhauser argues that social life in the region is characterized by relationships based upon a…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Arctic Worlds

  • Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity

    Edited by Stephanie Bunn

    Organised around the theme of beauty, this innovative collection offers insight into the development of anthropological thinking on art, aesthetics and creativity in recent years. The volume incorporates current work on perception and generative processes, and seeks to move beyond a purely…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge

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