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Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Nigel Rapport
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317660811
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
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Social and Cultural Anthropology: the Key Concepts is an easy to use A-Z guide to the central concepts that students are likely to encounter in this field. Now fully updated, this third edition includes entries on: Material Culture Environment Human Rights Hybridity Alterity Cosmopolitanism Ethnography Applied Anthropology Gender Cybernetics With full cross-referencing and revised further reading to point students towards the latest writings in Social and Cultural Anthropology, this is a superb reference resource for anyone studying or teaching in this area.

Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Nigel Rapport
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131766082X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 548
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Social and Cultural Anthropology: the Key Concepts is an easy to use A-Z guide to the central concepts that students are likely to encounter in this field. Now fully updated, this third edition includes entries on: Material Culture Environment Human Rights Hybridity Alterity Cosmopolitanism Ethnography Applied Anthropology Gender Cybernetics With full cross-referencing and revised further reading to point students towards the latest writings in Social and Cultural Anthropology, this is a superb reference resource for anyone studying or teaching in this area.

Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Nigel Rapport,Joanna Overing
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113467631X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts is the ideal introduction to this discipline, defining and discussing the central terms of the subject with clarity and authority.

Politics: The Key Concepts

Politics: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Lisa Harrison,Adrian Little,Ed Lock
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317572416
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 214
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Politics: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and broad-ranging introduction to the terms that lie at the heart of political discourse. Entries are drawn from areas such as political theory, international politics, political science and methodology. As well as explaining core, established principles, this informative guide explores some of the more complex, topical and contested concepts from the world of politics. Concepts covered include: Capitalism Class Identity Institutionalism Referendum Marxism Pluralism Postmodernism Socialism Social Constructivism In an accessible A-Z format with helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, Politics: The Key Concepts is an invaluable reference for all students of politics, international relations and related courses.

Race and Ethnicity: The Key Concepts

Race and Ethnicity: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Amy Ansell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134304749
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Situating the study of race and ethnicity within its historical and intellectual context, this much needed guide exposes students to the broad diversity of scholarship within the field. It provides a clear and succinct explanation of more than 70 key terms, their conceptual evolution over time, and the differing ways in which the concepts are deployed or remain pertinent in current debates. Concepts covered include: apartheid colonialism constructivism critical race theory eugenics hybridity Islamophobia new/modern racism reparations transnationalism. Fully cross-referenced and with suggestions for further reading, Race and Ethnicity: The Key Concepts is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of race, ethnicity, and nationalism. It will also be of great interest for those studying sociology, anthropology, politics, and cultural studies.

Education Studies

Education Studies

The Key Concepts

  • Author: Dave Trotman,Helen E. Lees,Roger Willoughby
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317340302
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 326
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Written by educational specialists and including over fifty interdisciplinary entries, this essential compendium offers accessible, detailed definitions of the core concepts typically explored on undergraduate Education Studies courses. Its interactive design clarifies topics at an introductory, intermediate and advanced level, supporting students across the three years of their undergraduate study. The history and evolution of each concept is outlined with concepts practically grouped around four interrelated key educational categories - the personal, philosophy, practice and power. Key academic debates and points of contest are explored, reference to real-life educational examples are offered, and reflective questions and further reading scaffold critical engagement. Education Studies: The Key Concepts is a bookshelf must-have, moving readers towards a coherent stance based on theory and research. It is an easy-to-use resource for anyone looking to better understand education. It is also useful for those researching education at postgraduate level to broaden their educational knowledge base outside their specific foci.

Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts

Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Andrew Edgar,Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of English Studies Andrew Edgar,Peter Sedgwick
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134149077
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 464
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Now in its second edition, Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of over 350 of the key terms central to cultural theory today. This second edition includes new entries on: colonialism cybercultur globalisation terrorism visual studies. Providing clear and succinct introductions to a wide range of subjects, from feminism to postmodernism, Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts continues to be an essential resource for students of literature, sociology, philosophy and media and anyone wrestling with contemporary cultural theory.

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

  • Author: Alan Barnard,Jonathan Spencer
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415099967
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 658
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This is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. This work also covers key terms, ideas and people, thus eliminating the need to refer to other books for specific definitions or biographies. Special features include: * over 230 substantial entries on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology * over 100 international contributors * a glossary of more than 600 key terms and ideas.

Critical Theory: The Key Concepts

Critical Theory: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Dino Franco Felluga
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317514297
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 400
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Critical Theory: The Key Concepts introduces over 300 widely-used terms, categories and ideas drawing upon well-established approaches like new historicism, postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and narratology as well as many new critical theories of the last twenty years such as Actor-Network Theory, Global Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Speculative Realism. This book explains the key concepts at the heart of a wide range of influential theorists from Agamben to Žižek. Entries range from concise definitions to longer more explanatory essays and include terms such as: Aesthetics Desire Dissensus Dromocracy Hegemony Ideology Intersectionality Late Capitalism Performativity Race Suture Featuring cross-referencing throughout, a substantial bibliography and index, Critical Theory: The Key Concepts is an accessible and easy-to-use guide. This book is an invaluable introduction covering a wide range of subjects for anyone who is studying or has an interest in critical theory (past and present).

International Relations: The Key Concepts

International Relations: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Steven C. Roach,Martin Griffiths,Terry O'Callaghan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135012121
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 464
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‘To attempt such a difficult task requires ambition, confidence and skill. All three qualities are evident in this impressive reference book. It deserves a prominent place in all International Relations libraries’. Dr Scott Burchill, In Australian Journal of Political Science, 43:4, 747 — 766. Now in its third edition, International Relations: The Key Concepts, remains an important resource for anyone interested in international politics. Comprehensive and relevant, it has been fully revised to reflect the most important themes and issues in international relations in the post-9/11 era. Featuring new entries on: • The Arab Spring • Responsibility to Protect • Governmentality • Postcolonialism • Neoliberalism • Global Financial Crisis With suggestions for further reading and a useful guide to websites, International Relations: The Key Concepts is an ideal aid for students and newcomers to the field of International Relations.

Purity and Danger

Purity and Danger

An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

  • Author: Professor Mary Douglas,Mary Douglas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136489274
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 202
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Purity and Danger is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece of anthropology. It is widely cited in non-anthropological works and gave rise to a body of application, rebuttal and development within anthropology. In 1995 the book was included among the Times Literary Supplement's hundred most influential non-fiction works since WWII. Incorporating the philosophy of religion and science and a generally holistic approach to classification, Douglas demonstrates the relevance of anthropological enquiries to an audience outside her immediate academic circle. She offers an approach to understanding rules of purity by examining what is considered unclean in various cultures. She sheds light on the symbolism of what is considered clean and dirty in relation to order in secular and religious, modern and primitive life.

Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze

Key Concepts

  • Author: Charles J. Stivale
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317547837
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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Gilles Deleuze is now regarded as one of the most radical philosophers of the twentieth century. His work is hugely influential across a range of subjects, from philosophy to literature, to art, architecture and cultural studies. Gilles Deleuze: Key Concepts provides a guide to Deleuzian thought for any reader coming to his writings for the first time. This new edition is fully revised and updated and includes three new chapters on the event, psychoanalysis and philosophy.

Key Concepts in Media and Communications

Key Concepts in Media and Communications

  • Author: Paul Jones,David Holmes
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446254070
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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"A sprightly, critical and intelligent guided tour around the mansion of media and communications/cultural research... enormously useful for students and researchers." - James Curran, Goldsmiths, University of London "A highly comprehensive guide to core concepts in media theory and criticism." - Andrew Goodwin, University of San Francisco "A great resource for new under-grads and something I urge my students to buy and use as a hand first 'port of call' throughout their studies." - Paul Smith, De Montfort University This book covers the key concepts central to understanding recent developments in media and communications studies. Wide-ranging in scope and accessible in style it sets out a useful, clear map of the important theories, methods and debates. The entries critically explore the limits of a key concept as much as the traditions that define it. They include clear definitions, are introduced within the wider context of the field and each one: is fully cross-referenced is appropriately illustrated with examples, tables and diagrams provides a guide to further reading. This book is an essential resource for students of media and communications across sociology, cultural studies, creative industries and of course, media and communications courses.

Cultural Theory

Cultural Theory

An Introduction

  • Author: Philip Smith,Alexander Riley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444358901
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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This second edition of Cultural Theory provides a concise introduction to cultural theory, placing major figures, traditional concepts, and contemporary themes within a sharp conceptual framework. Provides a student-friendly introduction to what can often be a complex field of study Updates the first edition in response to reader feedback and to the changing nature of the field Includes additional coverage of theorists from the classical period to include Nietzsche and DuBois Introduces entirely new chapters on race and gender theory, and the body Considers themes that have become more important in theoretical activity in recent years such as computers and virtual reality, cosmopolitanism, and performance theory Draws on theories and theorists from continental Europe as well as the English-speaking world

Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism

The Key Concepts

  • Author: Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135041962
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 276
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Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts provides a critical guide to a vocabulary that has become globally dominant over the past forty years. The language of neoliberalism both constructs and expresses a particular vision of economics, politics, and everyday life. Some find this vision to be appealing, but many others find the contents and implications of neoliberalism to be alarming. Despite the popularity of these concepts, they often remain confusing, the product of contested histories, meanings, and practices. In an accessible way, this interdisciplinary resource explores and dissects key terms such as: Capitalism Choice Competition Entrepreneurship Finance Flexibility Freedom Governance Market Reform Stakeholder State Complete with an introductory essay, cross-referencing, and an extensive bibliography, this book provides a unique and insightful introduction to the study of neoliberalism in all its forms and disguises.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Global Forces, Local Lives

  • Author: Jack David Eller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317428188
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives presents all the key areas of cultural anthropology as well as providing original and nuanced coverage of current and cutting-edge topics. An exceptionally clear and readable introduction, it helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world and everyday life. Thorough treatment is given throughout the text to issues such as globalization, colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, neoliberalism, and the state. Changes for the third edition include a brand new chapter on medical anthropology and an updated range of cases studies with a fresh thematic focus on China. The book contains a number of features to support student learning, including: A wealth of color images Definitions of key terms and further reading suggestions in the margins Summaries at the end of every chapter An extensive glossary, bibliography and index.

Engaging Anthropological Theory

Engaging Anthropological Theory

A Social and Political History

  • Author: Mark Moberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351805193
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 442
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This fully revised second edition of Mark Moberg's lively book offers a fresh look at the history of anthropological theory. Covering key concepts and theorists, Engaging Anthropological Theory examines the historical context of anthropological ideas and the contested nature of anthropology itself. Anthropological ideas regarding human diversity have always been rooted in the socio-political conditions in which they arose and exploring them in context helps students understand how and why they evolved, and how theory relates to life and society. Illustrated throughout, this engaging text moves away from the dry recitation of past viewpoints in anthropology and brings the subject matter to life.

Questions of Consciousness

Questions of Consciousness

  • Author: Anthony P. Cohen,Nigel Rapport
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134804695
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Modern Anthropology of India

The Modern Anthropology of India

Ethnography, Themes and Theory

  • Author: Peter Berger,Frank Heidemann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134061110
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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The Modern Anthropology of India is an accessible textbook providing a critical overview of the ethnographic work done in India since 1947. It assesses the history of research in each region and serves as a practical and comprehensive guide to the main themes dealt with by ethnographers. It highlights key analytical concepts and paradigms that came to be of relevance in particular regions in the recent history of research in India, and which possibly gained a pan-Indian or even trans-Indian significance. Structured according to the states of the Indian union, contributors raise several key questions, including: What themes were ethnographers interested in? What are the significant ethnographic contributions? How are peoples, communities and cultural areas represented? How has the ethnographic research in the area developed? Filling a significant gap in the literature, the book is an invaluable resource to students and researchers in the field of Indian anthropology/ethnography, regional anthropology and postcolonial studies. It is also of interest to students of South Asian studies in general as it provides an extensive and critical overview of regionally based ethnographic activity undertaken in India.

Anthropology for Development

Anthropology for Development

From Theory to Practice

  • Author: Robyn Eversole
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317392906
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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Anthropology for Development: From Theory to Practice connects cross-cultural social theory with the concerns of development policy and practice by introducing the reader to a set of core ideas from the field of anthropology for development, and showing how these insights can be applied to solve real-world development dilemmas. This single, accessibly written volume clearly explains key concepts from the anthropology and draws them into a development framework to address some of the important challenges facing development policy and practice in the twenty-first century: poverty, participation, sustainability and innovation. It discusses classic critical and ethnographic texts and more recent anthropological work, using rich case studies across a range of country contexts to provide an introduction to the field not available elsewhere. The examples presented are designed to help development professionals reframe their practice with attention to social and cultural variables as well as understand why mainstream approaches to reducing poverty, raising productivity, delivering social services and grappling with environmental risks often fail. This book will prove invaluable to the undergraduate and postgraduate students who are professionals-in-training in development studies programs around the world. It will also help development professionals work effectively and inclusively across cultures, tap into previously invisible resources, and turn current development challenges into opportunities.