Social & Cultural Anthropology Products

  • Truth, Intentionality and Evidence

    Anthropological Approaches to Crime

    Edited by Yazid Ben Hounet, Deborah Puccio-Den

    This book provides an anthropological exploration of the ways in which crime is perceived and defined, focusing on notions of truth, intentionality, and evidence. The chapters contain rich ethnographic case studies drawn from work in the Middle East, Africa, India, Mexico and Europe. A variety of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Anthropology and/as Education

    Anthropology, Art, Architecture and Design

    By Tim Ingold

    Anthropology is a generous, open-ended, comparative and yet critical inquiry into the conditions and possibilities of life in the one world we all inhabit. This book is premised on the claim that these principles – of generosity, open-endedness, comparison and criticality – are also cornerstones of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Alienation and Affect

    By Warren D. TenHouten

    Alienation has objective, social-structural determinants, yet is experienced subjectively as a psychological state involving both emotion and cognition. Part I considers conceptualizations of alienation and affect in historical context, emphasizing Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Simmel, and Weber. Part II…

    Hardback – 2016-12-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia

    Edited by Jie Yang

    When thinking about the culture and economy of East Asia, many attribute to the region a range of dispositions, including a preference for consensus and social harmony, loyalty and respect towards superiors and government, family values, collectivism, and communitarianism. Affect is central to…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Work and Livelihoods in Times of Crisis

    History, Ethnography, Models

    Edited by Susana Narotzky, Victoria Goddard

    This volume presents a global range of ethnographic case studies to explore the ways in which - in the context of the restructuring of industrial work, the ongoing financial crisis, and the surge in unemployment and precarious employment - local and global actors engage with complex social…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Freedom in Practice

    Governance, Autonomy and Liberty in the Everyday

    Edited by Moises Lino e Silva, Huon Wardle

    ‘Freedom’ is one of the most fiercely contested words in contemporary global experience. This book provides an up-to-date overview from an anthropological perspective of the diverse ways in which freedom is understood and practised in everyday life, including the emergent relationships between…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Humanist Realism for Sociologists

    By Terrence Leahy

    Recent critiques treat humanism as a mistaken value framework. Indeed, the concept of human nature is in fact essential for sociology, but is often being denied at the same time as it appears without acknowledgement. While classic authors can show us how to connect an ethics with a concept of human…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Anthropology and Alterity

    Responding to the Other

    Edited by Bernhard Leistle

    Alterity or otherness is a central notion in cultural anthropology and philosophy, as well as in other disciplines. While anthropology, with its aim of understanding cultural difference, tends to take otherness as a fact, there have been vigorous attempts in contemporary philosophy, particularly in…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Mixed Race Identities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

    Edited by Farida Fozdar, Kirsten McGavin

    This volume offers a "southern," Pacific Ocean perspective on the topic of racial hybridity, exploring it through a series of case studies from around the Australo-Pacific region, a region unique as a result of its very particular colonial histories. Focusing on the interaction between "race" and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Purity and Danger Now

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Robbie Duschinsky, Simone Schnall, Daniel H Weiss

    Mary Douglas’s seminal Purity and Danger (Routledge, 1966) continues to be crucial reading for students and scholars. Published in the 50th anniversary year, Purity and Danger Now sets out to shed fresh light upon the themes raised by Douglas by drawing on recent developments in the social sciences…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on African Witchcraft

    Edited by Mariano Pavanello

    This volume draws on a range of ethnographic and historical material to provide insight into witchcraft in sub-Saharan Africa. The chapters explore a variety of cultural contexts, with contributions focusing on Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Mali, Ethiopia and Eritrean diaspora. The…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Global Heritage Assemblages

    Development and Modern Architecture in Africa

    By Christoph Rausch

    UNESCO aims to tackle Africa’s under-representation on its World Heritage List by inscribing instances of nineteenth- and twentieth-century modern architecture and urban planning there. But, what is one to make of the utopias of progress and development for which these buildings and sites stand?…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

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