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Political organization. Political anthropology

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  • Up, Down, and Sidewaysby Rachael Stryker; Roberto J. Gon

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 105.00

    Using a "vertical slice" approach, anthropologists critically analyze the relationship between undemocratic uses and abuses of power and the survival of the human species. The contributors scrutinize modern institutions in a variety of regions-from Russia and Mexico to South Korea and the U.S. Up, Down, and Sideways is an ethnographic examination... more...

  • Egalitarian Revolution in the Savannaby Stephen A. Dueppen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    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 development of such societies. The volume offers a detailed case study of the village settlement of Kirikongo in western Burkina Faso. Over the... more...

  • Ethnicity and the Mixed Marriage Crisis in Ezra 9-10by Katherine E. Southwood

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 134.99

    This book aims to bring a new way of understanding Ezra 9-10, which has become known as an intermarriage 'crisis', to the table. A number of issues, such as ethnicity, religious identity, purity, land, kinship, and migration, orbit around the central problem of intermarriage. These issues are explored in terms of their modern treatment within... more...

  • Flucht-Räumeby Antje Krueger

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 39.16

    Der Verlust der Heimat infolge von Krieg, Gewalt und politischer Unterdrückung gehört zu den einschneidendsten menschlichen Erfahrungen. Doch nicht selten ist der Aufenthalt auch im Zielland von Unsicherheit geprägt. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht Antje Krueger am Beispiel der Schweiz, wie traumatisierte und psychisch belastete Einwanderer mit prekärem... more...

  • Collective Action in the Formation of Pre-modern Statesby Richard Blanton; Lane Fargher

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    Anthropological archaeology and other disciplines concerned with the formation of early complex societies are undergoing a theoretical shift stemming from the realization that the social evolution of complex societies was more varied and complex than imagined. Given the need for new directions in theory, the book proposes that anthropologists look... more...

  • Migration, Ethnicity and Identity in Host Labor Marketsby Amelie F. Constant

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    Covering four main themes: ethnicity, religion, discrimination and exclusion; Citizenship: determinants and employability; Interethnic marriages and economic performance and Ethnic entrepreneurship, this ebook further expands the literature on migration and its effects on the economy, population, employment and many other topics. With authors from... more...

  • Light, Bright, and Damned Near Whiteby Stephanie R. Bird

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 56.00

    This volume explores the history, challenges, and psychological issues for - as well as prejudice against - people who have a mixed ancestry leaving them at neither end of the polar spectrum, neither Black nor White, but biracial or tri-racial. more...

  • Handbuch Politische Gewaltby Birgit Enzmann

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.95

    Politische Gewalt ist eine Grundkonstante, die in der Geschichte durchgehend auftritt und sich als mögliches Mittel der Politik auch nicht beseitigen lässt. Dieses Handbuch behandelt systematisch die Grundformen politischer Gewalt: Widerstand, Revolution, Krieg, Terror und Extremismus. more...

  • Ritual and Politicsby Zbigniew Dalewski

    BRILL 2008; US$ 159.00

    Referring, by way of example, to the chronicler's story about a dynastic conflict in medieval Poland, this book offers an insight into the modes of using ritual as an effective tool of political action in the Middle Ages-both in the practice of political entreprising, and on the level of narrative information about that practice-and then reflects... more...

  • My Crazy Days as a Young Offenderby Justin Rollins

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    Justin Rollins spent the formative days of his youth out on the streets, the leader of a feared gang. As the level of violence increased, Rollins behaviour became more unpredictable and, aged 18, he attacked two men with a meat cleaver on the London Underground and was detained in a prison for young offenders.Diagnosed as having ‘Borderline personality... more...