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  1. The Politics of Hiding, Invisibility, and Silence

    Between Absence and Presence

    Edited by Rhys Dafydd Jones, James Robinson, Jennifer Turner

    What is absence? What is presence? How are these two phenomena related? Is absence merely not being present? This book examines these and other questions relating to the role of absence and presence in everyday politics. Absence and presence are used as political tools in global events and everyday...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of Governance

    Actors and Articulations in Africa and Beyond

    Edited by Lucy Koechlin, Till Förster

    Series: Conceptualising Comparative Politics

    How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are governance arrangements institutionalized? This book seeks to...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Introducing Anthropology of Religion

    Culture to the Ultimate, 2nd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Logic of Racism (Routledge Revivals)

    By E. Cashmore

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, The Logic of Racism provides a portrait of race relations based on the stories of 800 different individuals from all sections of society. In this book, voices from the author’s tape recorder are converted to the page for the reader to experience the vivid, sometimes...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Men Who Sell Sex

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    All over the world, men as well as women exchange sex for money and other forms of reward, sometimes with other men and sometimes with women. In contrast to female prostitution, however, relatively little is known about male sex work, leaving questions unanswered about the individuals involved:...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Archaeological Theory in Europe

    The Last Three Decades

    Edited by Ian Hodder

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    The 1980s witnessed exciting developments in theoretical writing in Western archaeology. Where previous decades were dominated by the Anglo-American perspective, or "New Archaeology", the recent years showed the European debate grow in confidence and vitality. This book, published in 1991, captures...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Culture, Development and Petroleum

    An Ethnography of the High North

    By Jan-Oddvar Sornes, Larry Browning, Jan Terje Henriksen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

    The discovery, just forty years ago, of vast oil and gas reserves in the Southwestern part of Norway, and more recently in the Arctic High North region, created an economic titan and posed a vast array of challenges for both the Norwegian government and the residents of this area. How to extract...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Tourism and Geographies of Inequality

    The New Global Slumming Phenomenon

    Edited by Fabian Frenzel, Ko Koens

    Slum tourism is a controversial pastime rising in popularity on a global scale. Known as ‘slumming’, it has been practised since Victorian times. In recent years, slum tourism occurs in more and more cities of the Global South. Township tourism across South Africa, favela tourism in Rio...

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Caste in Contemporary India

    By Surinder S. Jodhka

    Caste is a contested terrain in India’s society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. Presenting rich empirical findings across north India, it presents an original perspective on the reasons for the persistence of caste in India today....

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge India