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Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research: An Introduction

by Margaret D. LeCompte & Jean J. Schensul

This first volume of the Ethnographer's Toolkit provides a practical, straightforward introduction to ethnography and ethnographic practice to the student and novice fieldworker.


Rapid Qualitative Inquiry: A Field Guide to Team-Based Assessment

by James Beebe

An accessible field guide to Rapid Qualitative Inquiry (RQI)—a team-based, applied research method designed to quickly develop an insider’s perspective on and preliminary understanding of complicated situations....


Art, Anthropology and the Gift

by Roger Sansi

In recent decades, the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. Art, Anthropology and the Gift provides a much-needed and comprehensive overview of this dialogue, whilst...


The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

by Daniel Cloud

Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them...


Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

by Wolfgang Mieder

The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide


Man Across the Sea: Problems of Pre-Columbian Contacts

by Carroll L. Riley, J. Charles Kelley & Campbell W. Pennington

Whether humans crossed the seas between the Old World and the New in the times before Columbus is a tantalizing question that has long excited scholarly interest and tempted imaginations the world over. From...


Internet Studies: Past, Present and Future Directions

by Panayiota Tsatsou

A comprehensive overview of the field, Internet Studies considers key issues of social importance that the study of the Internet draws upon. At the same time, it examines the role of the Internet in social research...


Queer Beirut

by Sofian Merabet

Gender and sexual identity formation is an ongoing anthropological conversation in both Middle Eastern studies and urban studies, but the story of gay and lesbian identity in the Middle East is only just beginning...


In the Shadow of Man

by Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall's classic account of primate research provides an impressively detailed and absorbing account of the early years of her field study of, and adventures with, chimpanzees in Tanzania, Africa. It is...


Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

by Richard Parker

A provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder—and shaping our nation's future in surprising ways

To most Americans, Texas has...


Moroccan Fashion: Design, Tradition and Modernity

by M. Angela Jansen

Moroccan garment design and consumption have experienced major shifts in recent history, transforming from a traditional craft-based enterprise to a thriving fashion industry. Influenced by western fashion,...


Bahrain Through The Ages

by Al-Khalifa

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


After Migration and Religious Affiliation: Religions, Chinese Identities and Transnational Networks

by Chee-Beng Tan

This is a timely book that fills the gap in the study of Chinese overseas and their religions in the global context. Rich in ethnographic materials, this is the first comprehensive book that shows the transnational...


I Drink Therefore I Am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine

by Roger Scruton

We are familiar with the medical opinion that a daily glass of wine is good for the health and also the rival opinion that any more than a glass or two will set us on the road to ruin. Whether or not good for...


Sordid Sex Lives

by Nigel Cawthorne

What do the rich and famous really get up to behind closed doors? When does sexual passion become sordid perversion? Who are history's most shocking deviants and what are their sex secrets? The pages of this...


Christianity in the Modern World: Changes and Controversies

by Giselle Vincett, Elijah Obinna & Elizabeth Olson

The divergent and oftentimes contradictory state of Christianity in the modern world fuels questions about its place and future in the world: in politics, education, healthcare, and even in sport. This book...


The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

by Mary Helen Spooner

In her acclaimed book Soldiers in a Narrow Land, Mary Helen Spooner took us inside the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Carrying Chile's story up to the present, she now offers this vivid account of...


Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology and Ecology

by Steven E. Churchill

Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology and Ecology synthesizes the current knowledge about our sister species the Neandertals, combining data from a variety of disciplines to reach a cohesive...


Sawanih

by Pourjavady

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Constructivist Moment: From Material Text to Cultural Poetics

by Barrett Watten

Provocative cultural readings of avant-garde literature and art.