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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Immigrant Life in the US

    Multi-disciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Donna R. Gabaccia, Colin Wayne Leach

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Immigrant Life in the U.S. brings together scholars from across the disciplines to examine diverse examples of immigration to the paradigmatic 'nation of immigrants'. The volume covers a wide range of time periods, ethnic and national groups, and places of immigration. Contemporary Chinese children...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Understanding European Movements

    New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest

    Edited by Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    European social movements have been central to European history, politics, society and culture, and have had a global reach and impact. Yet they have rarely been taken on their own terms in the English-language literature, considered rather as counterpoints to the US experience. This has been...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge