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New and Published Books

  1. Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

    3rd Edition

    By Nigel Rapport

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Social and Cultural Anthropology: the Key Concepts is an easy to use A-Z guide to the central concepts that students are likely to encounter in this field. Now fully updated, this third edition includes entries on: Material Culture Environment Human Rights Hybridity Alterity Cosmopolitanism...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Philosophy of Social Science

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Mark Risjord

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Dynamic Embodiment for Social Theory

    "I move therefore I am"

    By Brenda Farnell

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This book presents a series of ontological investigations into an adequate theory of embodiment for the social sciences. Informed by a new realist philosophy of causal powers, it seeks to articulate a concept of dynamic embodiment, one that positions human body movement, and not just ‘the body’ at...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Between Anthropology and Literature

    Edited by Rose De Angelis

    This collection suggests that the disciplines of literature and anthropology are not static entities but instead fluid sites of shifting cultural currents and academic interests. The essays conclude that the origins, sources, and intersections of the two disciplines are constantly being revised,...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Moral Anthropology

    A Critical Reader

    Edited by Didier Fassin, Samuel Lézé

    This Reader is the first anthology to cover the growing field of moral anthropology and will be an essential resource for students and scholars interested in exploring the important issues involved. Morality and ethics are increasingly invoked in the most diverse domains, from politics to economics...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Anthropology and Modern Life (Routledge Revivals)

    By Franz Boas

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Anthropology and Modern Life, first published in 1929, addresses itself to an immensely broad field with clarity, introducing anthropology as a unique and coherent discipline, and demonstrating its importance in the understanding of socio-cultural change throughout history. The author covers...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Animism and the Question of Life

    By Istvan Praet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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...

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences

    The state of the art

    By David Byrne, Gillian Callaghan

    For the past two decades, ‘complexity’ has informed a range of work across the social sciences. There are diverse schools of complexity thinking, and authors have used these ideas in a multiplicity of ways, from health inequalities to the organization of large scale firms. Some understand...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Environmental Anthropology

    Future Directions

    Edited by Helen Kopnina, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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...

    Published June 3rd 2013 by Routledge