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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...

  • Race and Ethnicity - Second Editionby Stephen Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Broad-ranging and comprehensive, this completely revised and updated textbook is a critical guide to issues and theories of ?race? and ethnicity. It shows how these concepts came into being during colonial domination and how they became central ? and until recently, unquestioned ? aspects of social identity and division. This book provides students... 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...

  • Ethnic and Racial Consciousnessby Michael Banton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    Ethnic and Racial Consciousness is a completely revised version of the highly acclaimed first edition published in 1988. At that time no one expected the former Yugoslavia would break up with the brutal slaughter of neighbour by neighbour. Few would have predicted the horrific massacres in Rwanda and Burundi which have led to accusations of genocide.... more...

  • Political Anthropology: An Introductionby Ted Lewellen

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 38.95

    In the foreword to the first edition, renowned anthropologist Victor Turner wrote that this book was a succinct and lucid account of the sporadic growth of political anthropology over the past four decades . . . the introduction we have all been waiting for. Unique in its field, this book offers a comprehensive overview of political anthropology,... more...

  • Multifaceted Identity of Interethnic Young Peopleby Sultana Choudhry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    Demonstrating both that identity is fluid and multifaceted rather than fixed, and that people of an interethnic background do not necessarily experience identity conflict as proposed by some social scientists, Multifaceted Identity of Inter-ethnic Young People explores the manner in which interethnic young people define their identities. As such, it... more...

  • Violence Expressedby Maria Six-Hohenbalken; Nerina Weiss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Violence Expressed explores the diverse expressions and manifestations through which the meaning of violent experiences and events are (re)produced. A compelling contribution to ongoing discussions on anthropological writing, this book will be of interest more...

  • Reclaiming Cultureby Joy Hendry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 39.00

    A look at how and why endangered cultures around the world should be rekindled. more...

  • Border Wallsby Reece Jones

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are the notable democracies of the US, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalization, these three countries alone have built security barriers totaling an astonishing 5,700 km. Border Walls analyzes how these controversial... more...