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  1. Migration and New Media

    Transnational Families and Polymedia

    By Mirca Madianou, Daniel Miller

    How do parents and children care for each other when they are separated because of migration? The way in which transnational families maintain long-distance relationships has been revolutionised by the emergence of new media such as email, instant messaging, social networking sites, webcam and...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Thing about Museums

    Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation

    Edited by Sandra Dudley, Amy Jane Barnes, Jennifer Binnie, Julia Petrov, Jennifer Walklate

    The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies. Taking varied perspectives and presenting a range of case studies, the chapters all address objects in the context of...

    Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge

  3. International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

    By Craig Forrest

    The world’s cultural heritage is under threat from war, illicit trafficking, social and economic upheaval, unregulated excavation and neglect. Over a period of almost fifty years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has adopted five international conventions that...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Making Japanese Heritage

    Edited by Christoph Brumann, Rupert A. Cox

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book examines the making of heritage in contemporary Japan, investigating the ways in which particular objects, practices and institutions are ascribed public recognition and political significance. Through detailed ethnographic and historical case studies, it analyses the social, economic,...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Structural Study of Myth and Totemism

    Edited by Edmund Leach

    Designed to provoke controversy, the papers in this volume concentrate on two main themes: the study of myth and totemism. Starting with an English translation of La Geste d'Asdiwal, which is widely considered to be the most brilliant of all of Lévi-Strauss's shorter expositions of his technique of...

    Published November 10th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations

    Edited by Mary Douglas

    Historians as well as anthropologists have contributed to this volume of studies on aspects of witchcraft in a variety of cultures and periods from Tudor England to twentieth-century Africa and New Guinea. Contributors include: Mary Douglas, Norman Cohn, Peter Brown, Keith Thomas, Alan Macfarlane,...

    Published November 10th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealand

    By Joan Metge

    A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following: · Basic concepts in Maori culture · Land · Kinship · Education · Association · Leadership & social control · The Marae · Hui · Maori and Pakeha ·...

    Published November 10th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Rites of Passage

    By Arnold van Gennep

    Van Gennep was the first observer of human behaviour to note that the ritual ceremonies that accompany the landmarks of human life differ only in detail from one culture to another, and that they are in essence universal. Originally published in English in 1960. This edition reprints the paperback...

    Published November 10th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Material Powers

    Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn

    Edited by Tony Bennett, Patrick Joyce

    Series: CRESC

    This edited collection is a major contribution to the current development of a ‘material turn’ in the social sciences and humanities. It does so by exploring new understandings of how power is made up and exercised by examining the role of material infrastructures in the organization of state...

    Published October 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean

    Mobility, Materiality and Identity

    Edited by Peter van Dommelen, A. Bernard Knapp

    Material Connections eschews outdated theory, tainted by colonialist attitudes, and develops a new cultural and historical understanding of how factors such as mobility, materiality, conflict and co-presence impacted on the formation of identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Fighting against ‘...

    Published September 22nd 2010 by Routledge