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Human Rights in Global Perspective: Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements

Human Rights in Global Perspective: Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements

Jon P. Mitchell, Richard A. Wilson
May 15, 2003

In the West we frequently pay lip service to universal notions of human rights. But do we ever consider how these work in local contexts and across diverse cultural and ethical structures? Do human rights agendas address the problems many people face, or are they more often the imposition of...

Participating in Development: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

Participating in Development: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

Alan Bicker, Johan Pottier, Paul Sillitoe
July 04, 2002

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

Elite Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives

Elite Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives

Stephen Nugent, Cris Shore
April 11, 2002

Drawing on a diverse, comparative ethnographic literature, this new volume examines the intimate spaces and cultural practices of those elites who occupy positions of power and authority across a variety of different settings.Using ethnographic case studies from a wide range of geographical areas,...

An Anthropology of Indirect Communication

An Anthropology of Indirect Communication

Joy Hendry, C.W. Watson
March 15, 2001

Sometimes we convey what we mean not by what we say but by what we do. This type of indirect communication is sometimes called 'indirection'. From patent miscommunication, through potent ambiguity to pregnant silence this incisive collection examines from a rare anthropological perspective the many...

The Anthropology of Power

The Anthropology of Power

Angela Cheater
February 18, 1999

An edited collection which examines the theoretical issues surrounding power, and particularly empowerment, which uses ethnographic analysis as its basis. It takes material from the Middle East, Canada, Columbia, Australasia and various parts of Europe and Africa. It looks particularly at the...

Ritual, Performance, Media

Ritual, Performance, Media

Felicia Hughes-Freeland
November 06, 1997

Ritual, Performance and Media are significant areas of study which are essential to anthropology and are often surprisingly overlooked. This book brings a more anthropological perspective to debates about media consumption, performativity and the characteristics of spectacle which have transformed...

After Writing Culture: Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology

After Writing Culture: Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology

Andrew Dawson, Jenny Hockey, Allison James
April 10, 1997

This collection addresses the theme of representation in anthropology. Its fourteen articles explore some of the directions in which contemporary anthropology is moving, following the questions raised by the "writing culture" debates of the 1980s.It includes discussion of issues such as:* the...

Questions of Consciousness

Questions of Consciousness

Anthony P. Cohen, Nigel Rapport
November 23, 1995

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Environmentalism: The View from Anthropology

Environmentalism: The View from Anthropology

Kay Milton
October 21, 1993

Located in a wide spectrum of current research and practice, from analyses of green ideology and imagery, enviromental law and policy, and local enviromental activism in the West to ethnographic studies of relationships between humans and their enviroments in hunter/gatherer societies,...

Socialism: Ideals, Ideologies, and Local Practice

Socialism: Ideals, Ideologies, and Local Practice

C. M. Hann
December 17, 1992

Socialism as a political system may be on the wane, yet no one can doubt that its cultural legacies will make themselves felt for years to come, and on a worldwide scale. The contributors to this volume adopt a variety of anthropological approaches to illuminate changes which have removed...

Contemporary Futures: Perspectives from Social Anthropology

Contemporary Futures: Perspectives from Social Anthropology

Sandra Wallman
November 26, 1992

In industrial societies imagining the future is a serious business; our assumptions about the future govern the present management of domestic, national and global resources, and are projected, some would say inflicted, on societies whose visions are different. Contemporary Futures focuses not so...

Reason and Morality

Reason and Morality

Joanna Overing
October 03, 1985

First Published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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