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New and Published Books

  1. Work and Livelihoods in Times of Crisis

    History, Ethnography, Models

    Edited by Victoria Goddard, Susana Narotzky

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    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 February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Cultural Anthropology: 101

    By Jack David Eller

    Series: 101

    This concise and accessible introduction establishes the relevance of cultural anthropology for the modern world through an integrated, ethnographically informed approach. The book develops readers’ understanding and engagement by addressing key issues such as: What it means to be human The key...

    Published February 16th 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 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Soccer, Culture and Society in Spain

    An Ethnography of Basque Fandom

    By Mariann Vaczi

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    Spanish soccer is on top of the world, at international and club level, with the best teams and a seemingly endless supply of exciting and stylish players. While the Spanish economy struggles, its soccer flourishes, deeply embedded throughout Spanish social and cultural life. But the relationship...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore)

    By David Buchan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    The ballad is an enduring and universal literary genre. In this book, first published in 1972, David Buchan is concerned to establish the nature of a ballad and of the people who produced it through a study of the regional tradition of the Northeast of Scotland, the most fertile ballad area in...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore)

    A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography

    By Mary MacGregor-Villarreal

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Although Brazilian scholars have collected and studied folklore since the second half of the nineteenth century, their work has gone largely unnoticed by folklorists working in other parts of the world. With the exception of anthropologists who occasionally study the folk literature of indigenous...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Brothers Grimm (RLE Folklore)

    By Ruth Michaelis-Jena

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    This is the first modern biography of the Brothers Grimm, first published in 1970. It is a study of them in their background of late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century Germany, and shows the position they held in their society as founders of Germanic philology, as members of the 'Göttingen...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore (RLE Folklore)

    By Enid Porter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Enid Porter spent many years collecting and recording from Cambridgeshire people the folk beliefs and customs held and observed in the country, both past and present. The subjects covered in the book, first published in 1969, range from the folklore of courtship, marriage, birth and death, of trees...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)

    By Dana Prescott Howell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Crucial to the world history of folkloristics is this key study, first published in 1992, of the development of folklore study in the Soviet Union. Nowhere else has political ideology been so heavily involved with folklore scholarship. Professor Howell has examined in depth the institutional...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore)

    Trickster Tales in Togo

    By Zinta Konrad

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge