Anthropology: History & Theory of Anthropology

  • The Secret Lives of Anthropologists: Lessons from the Field book cover

    The Secret Lives of Anthropologists

    Lessons from the Field, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bonnie L. Hewlett

    This book addresses the difficult conditions researchers may face in the field and provides lessons in how to navigate the various social, political, economic, health and environmental challenges involved in fieldwork. It also sheds important light on aspects often considered ‘secret’ or taboo. A…

    Paperback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices and Investments after Marilyn Strathern book cover

    Queering Knowledge

    Analytics, Devices and Investments after Marilyn Strathern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Boyce, EJ Gonzalez-Polledo, Silvia Posocco

    Marilyn Strathern’s ethnographic contributions to studies of personhood, kinship, gender relations and reproduction have achieved wide recognition in the field of anthropology. Her analytic devices, including her model of merographic connection, have had profound effects on anthropologists’…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • World Watching: Streetcorners and Newsbeats on a Journey through Anthropology book cover

    World Watching

    Streetcorners and Newsbeats on a Journey through Anthropology, 1st Edition

    By Ulf Hannerz

    This book reflects on the author’s distinguished scholarly career over half a century, linking personal biography to changes in the discipline of anthropology. Ulf Hannerz presents a number of important essays along with a brand new chapter that allow readers to track developments in his own…

    Paperback – 2019-05-27 
    Routledge

  • Interpreting Diversity: Europe and the Malay World book cover

    Interpreting Diversity: Europe and the Malay World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christina Skott

    This volume departs from conventional historiography concerned with colonialism in the Malay world, by turning to the use of knowledge generated by European presence in the region. The aim here is to map the ways in which European observers and scholars interpreted the ethnic, linguistic and…

    Paperback – 2019-05-09 
    Routledge

  • How to Read Ethnography book cover

    How to Read Ethnography

    2nd Edition

    By Paloma Gay y Blasco, Huon Wardle

    How to Read Ethnography is an essential guide to approaching anthropological texts. It helps students to cultivate the skills they need to critically examine and understand how ethnographies are built up, as well as to think anthropologically and develop an anthropological imagination of their own.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-26 
    Routledge

  • Home: The Foundations of Belonging book cover

    Home: The Foundations of Belonging

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • The Varieties of Historical Experience book cover

    The Varieties of Historical Experience

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephan Palmié, Charles Stewart

    This book considers how history is not just objectively lived but subjectively experienced by people in the process of orienting their present toward the past. It analyses affectivity in historical experience, examines the digital mediation of history, and assesses the current politics of competing…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02
    Routledge
    The Anthropology of History

  • On the Emic Gesture: Difference and Ethnography in Roy Wagner book cover

    On the Emic Gesture

    Difference and Ethnography in Roy Wagner, 1st Edition

    By Iracema H. Dulley

    Roy Wagner’s work deals with two fundamental issues in anthropology: how to describe difference, and where to place it in anthropological discourse. His discussion and displacement of anthropological concepts such as ‘group’ and ‘culture’ in the 1970s and 1980s have arguably encouraged a…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Sensing the Everyday: Dialogues from Austerity Greece book cover

    Sensing the Everyday

    Dialogues from Austerity Greece, 1st Edition

    By C. Nadia Seremetakis

    Sensing the Everyday is a multi-sited ethnographic inquiry based on fieldwork experiences and sharp everyday observations in the era of crisis. Blending sophisticated theoretical analyses with original ethnographic data, C. Nadia Seremetakis journeys from Greece to Vienna, Edinburgh, Albania,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia: Between the Mekong and the Indus book cover

    Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia

    Between the Mekong and the Indus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lipokmar Dzüvichü, Manjeet Baruah

    Focusing on the geographies between the Mekong and the Indus, this book brings objects to the centre of enquiry in the understanding of modern Asian frontiers. It explores how a range of objects have historically been significant bearers and agents of frontier making. For instance, how are objects…

    Paperback – 2019-03-20
    Routledge India

  • Morality Made Visible: Edward Westermarck’s Moral and Social Theory book cover

    Morality Made Visible

    Edward Westermarck’s Moral and Social Theory, 1st Edition

    By Otto Pipatti

    While highly respected among evolutionary scholars, the sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Edward Westermarck is now largely forgotten in the social sciences. This book is the first full study of his moral and social theory, focusing on the key elements of his theory of moral emotions as…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Engaging Transculturality: Concepts, Key Terms, Case Studies book cover

    Engaging Transculturality

    Concepts, Key Terms, Case Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laila Abu-Er-Rub, Christiane Brosius, Sebastian Meurer, Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, Susan Richter

    Engaging Transculturality is an extensive and comprehensive survey of the rapidly developing field of transcultural studies. In this volume, the reflections of a large and interdisciplinary array of scholars have been brought together to provide an extensive source of regional and trans-regional…

    Hardback – 2019-03-07
    Routledge
    Engaging with...

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