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Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom: The Politics and Culture of Contemporary Nepal

Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom: The Politics and Culture of Contemporary Nepal

D. Gellner, J. Pfaff-Czarnecka, J. Whelpton
November 25, 2016

With its systematic coverage of different groups, this book demonstrates how similar trends of ethnic formation are affecting all parts of Nepal. Yet, within the boundaries of a single culturally diverse state, very different forms of ethnicity have emerged. " This is a truly thematic collection...

The Return of Ainu: Cultural mobilization and the practice of ethnicity in Japan

The Return of Ainu: Cultural mobilization and the practice of ethnicity in Japan

Katarina Sjoberg
August 04, 2016

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

Catastrophe and Creation: The transformation of an African culture

Catastrophe and Creation: The transformation of an African culture

K. Elkholm Friedmann
July 28, 2016

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Resplendent Sites, Discordant Voices: Sri Lankans and International Tourism

Resplendent Sites, Discordant Voices: Sri Lankans and International Tourism

Malcolm Crick
June 20, 2016

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Rationality of Rural Life: Economic and Cultural Change in Tuscany

The Rationality of Rural Life: Economic and Cultural Change in Tuscany

Jeff Pratt
June 03, 2016

This monograph analyzes the developments in rural life in detail and at the same time places them in a wider context, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of theoretical writings on modern agriculture. What is revealed is a profound transformation in the rationality of farming, one which touches...

Before Social Anthropology: Essays on the History of British Anthropology

Before Social Anthropology: Essays on the History of British Anthropology

James Urry
February 28, 2016

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

Colonial Space: Spatiality in the Discourse of German South West Africa 1884-1915

Colonial Space: Spatiality in the Discourse of German South West Africa 1884-1915

J.K. Noyes
February 28, 2016

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Dresden: Paradoxes of Memory in History

Dresden: Paradoxes of Memory in History

Elizabeth A. Ten Dyke
August 15, 2014

The collapse of the German Democratic Republic prompted the East Germans to confront their personal, cultural and international past. This study of the 'Wende' - the turn of events in 1989 - is based on ethnographic and anthropological research conducted in the early 1990s. Liz Ten Dyke has...

A History of Curiosity: The Theory of Travel 1550-1800

A History of Curiosity: The Theory of Travel 1550-1800

Justin Stagl
January 31, 2002

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

The Hard People: Rivalry, Sympathy and Social Structure in an Alpine Valley

The Hard People: Rivalry, Sympathy and Social Structure in an Alpine Valley

Patrick Heady
April 23, 1999

Heady draws on both participant observation and interviews with older informants to trace the effects of recent exogenous technological and institutional changes, and the way local people have responded to them. His findings relate to such themes of recent history as nationalism, regionalism and...

A Politics of Presence: Contacts Between Missionaries and Walugru in Late Colonial Tanganyika

A Politics of Presence: Contacts Between Missionaries and Walugru in Late Colonial Tanganyika

Peter Pels
February 22, 1999

Christian missions in Africa are commonly viewed as a blatant example of ethnocentrism. This stereotype partly exists because the day-to-day interaction between missionaries and Africans has so rarely been studied. This book shows how Africans and missionaries co-produced a Catholic Church in the...

Across the Great Divide: Journeys in History and Anthropology

Across the Great Divide: Journeys in History and Anthropology

Bronwen Douglas
September 16, 1998

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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