Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • After the Crisis

    Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath

    Edited by James G. Carrier

    After the Crisis: Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath offers a thought-provoking examination of the state of contemporary anthropology, identifying key issues that have confronted the discipline in recent years and linking them to neoliberalism, and suggesting how we might do…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 
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  • Islam, Standards, and Technoscience

    In Global Halal Zones

    By Johan Fischer

    Halal (literally, "permissible" or "lawful") production, trade, and standards have become essential to state-regulated Islam and to companies in contemporary Malaysia and Singapore, giving these two countries a special position in the rapidly expanding global market for halal products: in these…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
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  • Transpacific Americas

    Encounters and Engagements Between the Americas and the South Pacific

    Edited by Eveline Dürr, Philipp Schorch

    This volume explores cultural, social and economic connections between the Americas and the South Pacific. It reaches beyond Sino-American collaborations to focus on rather neglected, and sometimes invisible, Southern linkages, asking how these connections originated and have developed over time,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09
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  • 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 – 2015-11-02
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  • Climate Change and Tradition in a Small Island State

    The Rising Tide

    By Peter Rudiak-Gould

    The citizens of the Marshall Islands have been told that climate change will doom their country, and they have seen confirmatory omens in the land, air, and sea. This book investigates how grassroots Marshallese society has interpreted and responded to this threat as intimated by local observation,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
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  • Times of Security

    Ethnographies of Fear, Protest and the Future

    Edited by Martin Holbraad, Morten Axel Pedersen

    In the current world disorder, security is on everyone’s lips. But what is security from a cross-cultural perspective? How is it imagined and experienced by people on the ground? Crucially, what visions of the future are at stake in people’s potentially divergent concerns with security: what, and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
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  • Islam, Development, and Urban Women’s Reproductive Practices

    By Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Rabat, Morocco, this ethnography analyzes the relationship between neoliberal development policies, women’s reproductive practices, and popular understandings of Islam. In the 1990s, Morocco shifted its attention from economic to human development, as economic…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
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  • Anthropology and Nature

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup

    On the basis of empirical studies, this book explores nature as an integral part of the social worlds conventionally studied by anthropologists. The book may be read as a form of scholarly "edgework," resisting institutional divisions and conceptual routines in the interest of exploring new…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
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  • Animism and the Question of Life

    By Istvan Praet

    The central purpose of this book is to help change the terms of the debate on animism, a classic theme in anthropology. It combines some of the finest ethnographic material currently available (including firsthand research on the Chachi of Ecuador) with an unusually broad geographic scope (the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
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  • Diagnostic Controversy

    Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare

    Edited by Carolyn Smith-Morris

    This collection is dedicated to the diagnostic moment and its unrivaled influence on encompassment and exclusion in health care. Diagnosis is seen as both an expression and a vehicle of biomedical hegemony, yet it is also a necessary and speculative tool for the identification of and response to…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
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  • Senses and Citizenships

    Embodying Political Life

    Edited by Susanna Trnka, Christine Dureau, Julie Park

    What does disgust have to do with citizenship? How might pain and pleasure, movement, taste, sound and smell be configured as aspects of national belonging? Senses and Citizenships: Embodying Political Life examines the intersections between sensory phenomena and national and supra-national forms…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
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  • Environmental Anthropology

    Future Directions

    Edited by Helen Kopnina, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

    This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
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  • Magical Consciousness

    An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach

    By Susan Greenwood, Erik D. Goodwyn

    How does a mind think magically? The research documented in this book is one answer that allows the disciplines of anthropology and neurobiology to come together to reveal a largely hidden dynamic of magic. Magic gets to the very heart of some theoretical and methodological difficulties encountered…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
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  • Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

    Edited by Holly F. Mathews, Nancy J. Burke, Eirini Kampriani

    Cancer is a transnational condition involving the unprecedented flow of health information, technologies, and people across national borders. Such movement raises questions about the nature of therapeutic citizenship, how and where structurally vulnerable populations obtain care, and the political…

    Hardback – 2015-07-14
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  • Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research

    Tensions and Positionings

    Edited by Robert E. Rinehart, elke emerald, Rangi Matamua

    The book is about exciting ethnographic happenings in the vibrant and growing global interface which includes Australia, New Zealand, and some of the Asian geographical regions, as well as - more broadly - the global South. It explores ethnographic writing as culture(s) (re)produced,…

    Hardback – 2015-07-14
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  • Environmentalism, Ethical Trade, and Commodification

    Technologies of Value and the Forest Stewardship Council in Chile

    By Adam Henne

    This book explores the global connections between Chilean landscapes and Northern consumers embodied by the Forest Stewardship Council logo, the green seal of approval for certified sustainably-produced "good wood." How do we decide what makes good forestry? What knowledges and values are expressed…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
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  • Adolescent Identity

    Evolutionary, Cultural and Developmental Perspectives

    Edited by Bonnie L. Hewlett

    As our world becomes increasingly permeable, and as human populations are rapidly converging and transitioning within a global interconnectedness, it is vital that we look to, and learn from, those most adept at the adaptation, creation, and contesting of culture: adolescents. This text is designed…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
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  • An Anthropological Economy of Debt

    Edited by Bernard Hours, Pepita Ould Ahmed

    Debt is often thought of as a mere economic variable governed by a simplistic mechanical logic, ignoring its other facets. Whose debt, and debt of what exactly? This volume analyzes debt as a political and social construct, with a multiplicity of purposes and agents. All of these are vectors of…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
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  • An Anthropology of Robots and AI

    Annihilation Anxiety and Machines

    By Kathleen Richardson

    This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in…

    Hardback – 2015-02-12
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  • HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine

    Anthropological Complicities

    By Graham Fordham

    Drawing on the case of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, this book examines how anthropological and other interpretative social science research has been utilized in modeling the AIDS epidemic, and in the design and implementation of interventions. It argues that much social science research has been complicit…

    Hardback – 2014-11-17
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  • Confronting Capital

    Critique and Engagement in Anthropology

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Belinda Leach, Winnie Lem

    This volume is an exploration of the ways in which political economy as a mode of analysis moves anthropology toward a vital, politically engaged form of scholarship. It advances the understanding of the struggles of ordinary people in the face of capitalist change. In the current economic moment…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
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  • Negotiating Territoriality

    Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition

    Edited by Allan Charles Dawson, Laura Zanotti, Ismael Vaccaro

    This edited collection disrupts dominant narratives about space, states, and borders, bringing comparative ethnographic and geographic scholarship in conversation with one another to illuminate the varied ways in which space becomes socialized via political, economic, and cognitive appropriation.…

    Hardback – 2014-07-22
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  • Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour

    Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect

    Edited by Joy Hendry, Laara Fitznor

    This collection offers the fruits of a stimulating workshop that sought to bridge the fraught relationship which sometimes continues between anthropologists and indigenous/native/aboriginal scholars, despite areas of overlapping interest. Participants from around the world share…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
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  • The Social Life of Climate Change Models

    Anticipating Nature

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Martin Skrydstrup

    Drawing on a combination of perspectives from diverse fields, this volume offers an anthropological study of climate change and the ways in which people attempt to predict its local implications, showing how the processes of knowledge making among lay people and experts are not only…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
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  • Anthropology in the Making

    Research in Health and Development

    By Laurent Vidal

    In Anthropology in the Making, Laurent Vidal takes the reader into the world of research in the fields of health and development, providing a fresh and provocative perspective on the practice of anthropology. This volume investigates the “science of otherness” across four multi-disciplinary…

    Hardback – 2014-03-04
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  • The Question of the Gift

    Essays Across Disciplines

    Edited by Mark Osteen

    The Question of the Gift is the first collection of new interdisciplinary essays on the gift. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields, including anthropology, literary criticism, economics, philosophy and classics, it provides new paradigms and poses new questions concerning the theory…

    Paperback – 2014-02-07
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  • Decolonising Indigenous Rights

    Edited by Adolfo de Oliveira

    Covering a wide range of issues relating to the topic, this book examines the experiences and perceptions of indigenous peoples in the context of the national states and political systems that have been externally imposed and implemented upon them. Fascinating and incisive, the text discusses a…

    Paperback – 2011-08-15
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  • Traveling Spirits

    Migrants, Markets and Mobilities

    Edited by Gertrud Hüwelmeier, Kristine Krause

    Maintaining and forging religious networks across borders have long been part of migrants' activities. However, due to the wide availability of communication technologies and the reduced costs of transportation, transnational social practices, including religious activities, have witnessed an…

    Paperback – 2011-08-15
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  • Student Mobility and Narrative in Europe

    The New Strangers

    By Elizabeth Murphy-Lejeune

    Bringing together case studies and theory, this book is the first in-depth qualitative study of student migration within Europe. Drawing on the theory of 'the stranger' as a sociological type, the author suggests that the travelling European students can be seen as a new migratory elite. The book…

    Hardback – 2001-11-01
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