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New and Published Books

  1. Culture and Diversity in the United States

    So Many Ways to Be American

    By Jack David Eller

    Knowledge of and sensitivity toward diversity is an essential skill in the contemporary United States and the wider world. This book addresses the standard topics of race, ethnicity, class and gender but goes much further by engaging seriously with issues of language, religion, age, health and...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Tswana

    By Isaac Schapera, John L Comaroff

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1953 and this edition in 1991, this book was created in association with the International African Institute. Since its first publication, anthropology and African Studies have changed a great deal, but the bedrock of both remains unchanged: solid, sensitive ethnographic and...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. African Political Systems

    Edited by M. Fortes, E. E. Evans-Pritchard

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1940 and this edition in 1987, this book is a comparative study of African political institutions. It describes different types of social organisation that are found in a number of African societies and analyses the principles underlying these traditional forms of government....

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  4. African Systems of Kinship and Marriage

    Edited by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, Daryll Forde

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1950 and this edition in 1987, this book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life. In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown provides a masterly analysis of the main features of African kinship systems and the theoretical...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Water Politics and Spiritual Ecology

    Custom, environmental governance and development

    By Lisa Palmer

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    As water resources diminish with increasing population and economic pressures as well as global climate change, this book addresses a subject of ever increasing local and global importance. In many areas water is not only a vital resource but is also endowed with an agency and power that connects...

    Published May 11th 2015 by Routledge

  6. African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

    Employment, politics, and prospects for change

    Edited by Danielle Resnick, James Thurlow

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Development

    The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa’s youth appear to have...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Paradoxes of Aid Work

    Passionate Professionals

    By Silke Roth

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations, forms of employment and organizations. Analysing the processes that lead to the involvement...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Rethinking Greenland and the Arctic in the Era of Climate Change

    New Northern Horizons

    By Frank Sejersen

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    This ground-breaking book investigates how Arctic indigenous communities deal with the challenges of climate change and how they strive to develop self-determination. Adopting an anthropological focus on Greenland’s vision to boost extractive industries and transform society, the book examines how...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Middle Class in Neoliberal China

    Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces

    By Hai Ren

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Since the late 1970s, China’s move towards neoliberalism has made it not only one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but also one of the most polarised states. This economic, social and political transformation has led to the emergence of a new Chinese middle class, and understanding the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Guangdong and Chinese Diaspora

    The Changing Landscape of Qiaoxiang

    By Yow Cheun Hoe

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    China’s rapid economic growth has drawn attention to the Chinese diasporic communities and the multiple networks that link Chinese individuals and organizations throughout the world. Ethnic Chinese have done very well economically, and the role of the Chinese Diaspora in China’s economic success...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge