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  1. Adolescent Identity

    Evolutionary, Cultural and Developmental Perspectives

    Edited by Bonnie L. Hewlett

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. An Anthropological Economy of Debt

    Edited by Bernard Hours, Pepita Ould Ahmed

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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

  3. An Anthropology of Robots and AI

    Annihilation Anxiety and Machines

    By Kathleen Richardson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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

  4. HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine

    Anthropological Complicities

    By Graham Fordham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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

  5. Confronting Capital

    Critique and Engagement in Anthropology

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Belinda Leach, Winnie Lem

    Series: Routledge Studies 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

  6. Negotiating Territoriality

    Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition

    Edited by Allan Charles Dawson, Laura Zanotti, Ismael Vaccaro

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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

  7. Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour

    Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect

    Edited by Joy Hendry, Laara Fitznor

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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

  8. The Social Life of Climate Change Models

    Anticipating Nature

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Martin Skrydstrup

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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

  9. Anthropology in the Making

    Research in Health and Development

    By Laurent Vidal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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

  10. The Question of the Gift

    Essays Across Disciplines

    Edited by Mark Osteen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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