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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...
Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge
History, Ethnography, Models
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...
Published March 1st 2015 by Routledge
Annihilation Anxiety and Machines
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...
Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge
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...
Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge
Critique and Engagement in Anthropology
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...
Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge
Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition
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....
Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge
Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect
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...
Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge
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...
Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge
Research in Health and Development
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...
Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge
Essays Across Disciplines
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...
Published February 7th 2014 by Routledge
Adolescent Identity: Evolutionary, Cultural and Developmental Perspectives
To Be Published May 29th 2015
Environmentalism, Ethical Trade, and Commodification: Technologies of Value and the Forest Stewardship Council in Chile
To Be Published June 26th 2015
Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research: Tensions and Positionings
To Be Published July 10th 2015
Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds
To Be Published July 16th 2015
Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound
To Be Published August 15th 2015
Transpacific Americas: Encounters and Engagements Between the Americas and the South Pacific
To Be Published September 1st 2015
Magical Consciousness: An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach
To Be Published September 4th 2015
Diagnostic Controversy: Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare
To Be Published September 21st 2015
Anthropology of Postindustrialism: Ethnographies of Disconnection
To Be Published October 15th 2015
An Ethnography of Global Environmentalism: Becoming Friends of the Earth
To Be Published November 15th 2015