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Conflicts about Class: Debating Inequality in Late Industrialism

by David J. Lee & Bryan S. Turner

In recent years there has been growing debate among sociologists about the concept of class and its relevance to the highly industrialised world of the late twentieth century. This book makes available in a...


Anthropology: A Beginner's Guide

by Joy Hendry & Simon Underdown

The first introductory guide to explore both biological and cultural approaches to the study of humanity, from the origin of our species, to traits that we all share, to the vast range of our sacred rites and...


Kinship and Gender: An Introduction

by Linda Stone

An essential introduction to anthropological kinship and its intricate connections to cross-cultural issues of gender


Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna: The Origins of a West African Political System

by Stephen A. Dueppen

Many West African societies have egalitarian political systems, with non-centralised distributions of power. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' analyses a wide range of archaeological data to explore the...


Native on the Net: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples in the Virtual Age

by Kyra Landzelius

Exploring the influence of the Internet on the lives of indigenous and diasporic peoples, Kyra Landzelius leads a team of expert anthropologists and ethnographers who go on-site and on-line to explore how a...


Knowing Their Place: The Intellectual Life of Women in the 19th Century

by Professor Brendan Walsh

Knowing Their Place is a comprehensive account of the public, private and intellectual life of Irish women in the Victorian age. In particular, this book looks at the steady progress of girls and women within...


Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century

by Justvna Olko

In this significant work, Olko reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities...


Cultural Science: A Natural History of Stories, Demes, Knowledge and Innovation

by John Hartley & Jason Potts

Cultural Science is a new way of thinking about culture. The book synthesises recent work across different disciplines, setting out a new, evolutionary approach to cultural studies. Engaging with scientific...


Travels China, Japan & Java

by H.H. RAJA RAJGAN

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Iraq & the Persian Gulf

by Naval Intelligence Division

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


About Face: Performing Race in Fashion and Theater

by Dorinne Kondo

From the runways of Paris to the casting controversies over BMiss Saigon, from a local demonstration at the Claremont Colleges in California to the gender-blending of BM. Butterfly, BAbout Face examines representations...


Anthropologists in Arms: The Ethics of Military Anthropology

by Jr., George R. Lucas

Anthropologists in Arms traces the troubled history of social scientists' collaboration with national military, security, and intelligence organizations and analyzes the moral and ethical debates provoked by...


Anthropology and History in Yucatan

by Grant D. Jones

Anthropology and History in Yucatán is a collection of ten essays that offer new evidence and interpretations of the survival and adaptation of lowland Maya culture from its earliest contact with the Spanish...


Vietnam's Socialist Servants: Domesticity, Class, Gender, and Identity

by Minh T. N. Nguyen

Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly...


Mexico Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization

by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla & Philip A. Dennis

This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life. For Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, the remaining Indian...


Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala

by Edward F. Fischer & R. McKenna Brown

Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala marks a new era in Guatemalan studies by offering an up-to-the-minute look at the pan-Maya movement and the future of the Maya people as they struggle to regain control over...


Mary, Michael, and Lucifer: Folk Catholicism in Central Mexico

by John M. Ingham

The physical signs of Roman Catholicism pervade the Mexican countryside. Colonial churches and neighborhood chapels, wayside shrines, and mountaintop crosses dot the landscape. Catholicism also permeates the...


Maya Saints and Souls in a Changing World

by John M. Watanabe

The Maya of Santiago Chimaltenango have experienced increasingly rapid, even violent, integration into Guatemalan society in the last fifty years, yet they still distinguish themselves ethnically from Spanish-speaking...


Weaving Identities: Construction of Dress and Self in a Highland Guatemala Town

by Carol Hendrickson

Traje, the brightly colored traditional dress of the highland Maya, is the principal visual expression of indigenous identity in Guatemala today. Whether worn in beauty pageants, made for religious celebrations,...


The Mexican Urban Household: Organizing for Self-Defense

by Henry A. Selby, Arthur D. Murphy & Stephen A. Lorenzen

The sufferings of "ordinary" people under harsh economic conditions can eventually lead to the fall of governments. Given this fact, it becomes important to know how "ordinary" people live-what privations they...