Social & Cultural Anthropology Products

  • Walking into the Void

    A Historical Sociology and Political Anthropology of Walking

    By Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horvath

    The book starts by discussing the significance of walking for the experience of being human, including a comparative study of the language and cultures of walking. It then reviews in detail, relying on archaeology, two turning points of human history: the emergence of cave art sanctuaries and a new…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Researching Death, Dying and Bereavement

    Edited by Erica Borgstrom, Julie Ellis, Kate Woodthorpe

    This book examines research on death, dying and bereavement, and how our approaches, perceptions and expectations shapes what we can know about the end of life. The contributions include personal and professional reflections, and practical suggestions for conducting research in this field. The…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Northernness, Northern Culture and Northern Narratives

    Edited by Gabby Riches, Karl Spracklen, Spencer Swain

    Northernness, Northern culture and Northern narratives are a common aspect of popular culture, and the North of England, like other Northernnesses in Europe, is a collection of narratives, myths, stereotypes and symbols. In politics and everyday culture, Northern culture is paradoxically a site of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Critical Sociolinguistic Research Methods

    Studying Language Issues That Matter

    By Monica Heller, Sari Pietikainen, Joan Pujolar

    Critical Sociolinguistic Research Methods: Studying Language Issues that Matter is a guide on conducting concrete ethnographic and discourse analytic research projects, written by top scholars for students and researchers in social science fields. Adopting a critical perspective focusing on the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-30 
    Routledge

  • Shared Housing, Shared Lives

    Everyday Experiences Across the Lifecourse

    By Sue Heath, Katherine Davies, Gemma Edwards, Rachael Scicluna

    With a growing population, rising housing costs and housing providers struggling to meet demand for affordable accommodation, more and more people in the UK find themselves sharing their living spaces with people from outside of their families at some point in their lives. Focusing on sharers in a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion

    By James Cresswell

    Culture and the Cognitive Science of Religion is the first book to bring together cultural psychology and the cognitive science of religion (CSR). Containing much-needed discussion of how good research should do more than simply follow methodological prescriptions, this thought-provoking and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19 
    Routledge
    Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

  • World Heritage Conservation

    The World Heritage Convention, Linking Culture and Nature for Sustainable Development

    By Claire Cave, Elene Negussie

    The UNESCO World Heritage Convention has become one of the most successful UN instruments for promoting cultural diplomacy and dialogue on conservation of cultural and natural heritage. This book provides an overview of the Convention through an interdisciplinary approach to conservation. It shows…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russia

    By Laura Siragusa

    This volume illustrates how language revival movements in Russia and elsewhere have often followed a specific pattern of literacy bias in the promotion of a minority’s heritage language, partly neglecting the social and relational aspects of orality. Using the Vepsian Renaissance as an example,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistic Anthropology

  • The Oedipus Complex

    Focus of the Psychoanalysis-Anthropology Debate

    By Éric Smadja

    This book examines the contentious relationship between psychoanalysis and anthropology as it has played out in disputes surrounding the Oedipus complex. Here, Éric Smadja explores the complicated historical and epistemological conditions leading up to the emergence of the conflict between the two…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13 
    Routledge

  • Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability

    Collaboration, Innovation and Transformation

    Edited by Martina Padmanabhan

    Transdisciplinarity is a new way of scientifically meeting the challenges of sustainability. Indeed, interdisciplinary collaboration and co-operation with non-academic ‘practice partners’ is at the core of this; creating contextualised, socially relevant knowledge about complex real-world problems.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

  • Urban Life in Kingston Jamaica

    The Culture and Class Ideology of Two Neighborhoods

    By Diane Austin-Broos

    This book, first published in 1984, recounts the daily life, the politics, religion and leisure pursuits of Jamaicans in working- and middle-class Kingston. The study is based upon the author’s observations of life in Selton Town and Vermount, two neighborhoods of Kingston, between 1971 and 1982.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

  • An Ethnography of Global Environmentalism

    Becoming Friends of the Earth

    By Caroline Gatt

    Based on nine years of research, this is the first book to offer an in-depth ethnographic study of a transnational environmentalist federation and of activists themselves. The book presents an account of the daily life and the ethical strivings of environmental activist members of Friends of the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

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