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Crisis and Commitment: the Life History of a French Social Movement

by Sonia Alland & Alexander Alland Jr.

Using ethnographic field data from the Larzac plateau in Southern France, Alexander and Sonia Alland document one of the longest and most successful popular protests in modern French history - the Larzac movement....


Argonauts of the Western Pacific

by Bronislaw Malinowski

Bronislaw Malinowski's pathbreaking Argonauts of the Western Pacific is at once a detailed account of exchange in the Melanesian islands and a manifesto of a modernist anthropology. Malinowski argued that the...


Hair Story

by Ayana Byrd & Lori Tharps

Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in...


From Prehistoric Villages to Cities: Settlement Aggregation and Community Transformation

by Jennifer Birch

Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on explaining the evolution of village societies and the transition to a 'Neolithic' way of life. Considerable interest has also concentrated on urbanism...


Marriage Ceremonies in Morocco

by Edward Westermarck

First published in 1914, this title was the first comparative study of the marriage ceremonies in different parts of Morocco. Westermarck considers how ceremonial customs and rituals differ across social and...


Tahiti The Marriage Of Loti

by Loti

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Autobiography Of Mikl+S Bethlen

by Adams

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Anthropology and Modern Life (Routledge Revivals)

by Franz Boas

Anthropology and Modern Life, first published in 1929, addresses itself to an immensely broad field with clarity, introducing anthropology as a unique and coherent discipline, and demonstrating its importance...


Claiming the Virgin: The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil: The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil

by Robin Nagle

In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Centered in Recife, on the northeast...


Understanding Tolowa Histories: Western Hegemonies and Native American Responses: Western Hegemonies and Native American Responses

by James Collins

Developing a multi-leveled historical inquiry of the Native Tolowa of the US, James Collins explores the linguistic and political dynamics of place-claiming and expropriation as well as the relation between...


Hezbollah: A Short History

by Augustus Richard Norton

With Hezbollah’s entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi‘i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role...


Like a Yeti Catching Marmots: A Little Treasury of Tibetan Proverbs

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok

The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the hapless creature, and then sits on it - saving the delicious morsel for later. And then...


Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks

by Jenny White

Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab...


Experimental Film and Anthropology

by Arnd Schneider & Caterina Pasqualino

Experimental Film and Anthropology urges a new dialogue between two seemingly separate fields. The book explores the practical and theoretical challenges arising from experimental film for anthropology, and...


Human Security Studies: Theories, Methods and Themes

by Sorpong Peou

Human Security Studies: Theories, Methods and Themes examines the concept of human security from different theoretical and methodological perspectives and shows how they help shed light on the different themes...


Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death

by Margaret Lock

Tales about organ transplants appear in mythology and folk stories, and surface in documents from medieval times, but only during the past twenty years has medical knowledge and technology been sufficiently...


Workplace Bullying in India

by Premilla D'Cruz

Workplace bullying, a pattern of persistent and targeted emotional abuse within the context of an evolving unequal interpersonal relationship, has so far not received academic attention in India. This book explores...


The Past in Prehistoric Societies

by Richard Bradley

The idea of prehistory dates from the nineteenth century, but Richard Bradley contends that it is still a vital area for research. He argues that it is only through a combination of oral tradition and the experience...


China

by Mortimer Menpes & Henry Arthur Blake

First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Death and the Maiden@ Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology: Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

by Ken Dowden

A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins - slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades.

Death and the Maiden, first published...