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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 31 new and published books in the subject of Visual Anthropology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Video Methods

    Social Science Research in Motion

    Edited by Charlotte Bates

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    This interdisciplinary collection provides a set of innovative and inventive approaches to the use of video as a research method. Building on the development of visual methods across the social sciences, it highlights a range of possibilities for making and working with video data. The collection...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Timothy Asch and Ethnographic Film

    By E.D Lewis

    Timothy Asch (1932-1994) was probably the greatest ethnographic filmmaker of the latter twentieth century, and one of the best-known anthropologists of his generation. He worked with Margaret Mead, John Marshall and Napoleon Chagnon, lived and filmed on every continent except Antarctica, and won...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Surrealism and the Exotic

    By Louise Tythacott

    Surrealism and the Exotic is the story of the obsessive relationship between surrealist and non-western culture. Describing the travels across Africa, Oceania, Mexico and the Caribbean made by wealthy aesthetes, it combines an insight into the mentality of early twentieth century collectors with...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Afterlives of Monuments

    Edited by Deborah Cherry

    South Asia is famous for its monuments, past and present. Monuments have been created, destroyed and rescued by competing communities and incoming empires in the making and re-making of history, identity and memory. This collection brings together an international cohort of senior scholars and...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Ways of Sensing

    Understanding the Senses In Society

    By David Howes, Constance Classen

    Ways of Sensing is a stimulating exploration of the cultural, historical and political dimensions of the world of the senses. The book spans a wide range of settings and makes comparisons between different cultures and epochs, revealing the power and diversity of sensory expressions across time and...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran

    Edited by Pedram Khosronejad

    Today, almost a generation has passed since the Iran–Iraq war and the memory of it is set to diminish with each passing generation. The following questions emerge. Can we say that the gradual disappearance of war’s memory means that, increasingly, Iranians will see the Iran–Iraq war solely as an...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Visual Sociology

    By Douglas Harper

    Visual sociology has been part of the sociological vocabulary since the 1970s, but until now there has not been a comprehensive text that introduces this area. Written by one of the founding fathers in the field, Visual Sociology explores how the world that is seen, photographed, drawn, or...

    Published July 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. A Host of Devils

    The History and Context of the Making of Makonde Spirit Sculpture

    By Zachary Kingdon

    A Host of Devils provides an in-depth account of the background, origin and development of the spirit figure sculptures which emerged during colonial times among the Makonde people of Mozambique.The creation of such works is shown to connect with a regional system of knowledge and practice, within...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Museums in Postcolonial Europe

    Edited by Dominic Thomas

    The history of European nation-building and identity formation is inextricably connected with museums, and the role they play in displaying the acquired spoils and glorious symbols of geopolitical power in order to mobilize public support for expansionist ventures. This book examines the...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Images of the Wildman in Southeast Asia

    An Anthropological Perspective

    By Gregory Forth

    The book examines ‘wildmen’, images of hairy humanlike creatures known to rural villagers and other local people in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Sometimes described in considerable detail, the creatures are reported as still living or as having survived until recent times. The aim of the book is...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge