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  1. Regimes of Mobility

    Imaginaries and Relationalities of Power

    Edited by Noel B. Salazar, Nina Glick Schiller

    Mobility studies emerged from a postmodern moment in which global ‘flows’ of capital, people and objects were increasingly noted and celebrated. Within this new scholarship, categories of migrancy are all seen through the same analytical lens. This book builds on, as well as critiques, past and...

    Published March 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Living with Environmental Change

    Waterworlds

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Cecilie Rubow

    Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people’s imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Popular Culture in Taiwan

    Charismatic Modernity

    Edited by Marc L. Moskowitz

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    The growing field of popular culture studies in Taiwan can be divided into two distinct academic trends; a different analytical framework is used to examine either locally oriented popular culture or transnational pop culture. This volume combine these two academic trends, firstly by revealing that...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia

    New Ethnographic Explorations

    Edited by Sin Wen Lau, Nanlai Cao

    This volume examines the dynamic, mutually constitutive, relationship between religion and mobility in the contemporary era of Asian globalisation in which an increasing number of people have been displaced, forcefully or voluntarily, by an expanding global market economy and lasting regional...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Genetic Testing

    Accounts of Autonomy, Responsibility and Blame

    By Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Srikant Sarangi, Angus Clarke

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Advances in molecular genetics have led to the increasing availability of genetic testing for a variety of inherited disorders. While this new knowledge presents many obvious health benefits to prospective individuals and their families it also raises complex ethical and moral dilemmas for families...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Japanese Tree Burial

    Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death

    By Sébastien Penmellen Boret

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Tree burial, a new form of disposal for the cremated remains of the dead, was created in 1999 by Chisaka Genpo, the head priest of a Zen Buddhist temple in northern Japan. Instead of a conventional family gravestone, perpetuating the continuity of a household and its identity, tree burial uses vast...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Agency without Actors?

    New Approaches to Collective Action

    Edited by Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Birgit Peuker, Michael Schillmeier

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The question of agency is a key issue in social theory and research. The discourse of human agency as an effect of social relations is deeply intertwined with the history of sociological thought. However, in most recent discussions the role of non-humans gains a substantial impact concerning agency...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Youth On Religion

    The development, negotiation and impact of faith and non-faith identity

    By Nicola Madge, Peter Hemming, Kevin Stenson

    Globalisation has led to increasing cultural and religious diversity in cities around the world. What are the implications for young people growing up in these settings? How do they develop their religious identities, and what roles do families, friends and peers, teachers, religious leaders and...

    Published January 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

    Edited by Ken Albala

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Symbols (Routledge Revivals)

    Public and Private

    By Raymond Firth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book first published in 1971 offers a broad survey of the study of symbolic ideas and behaviour. The study of symbolism is popular nowadays and anthropologists have made substantial contributions to it. Raymond Firth has long been internationally known for his field research in the Solomons...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge