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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 Ethnicityby 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...

  • Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchismby Brian Morris; Peter Marshall

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Brian Morris is professor emeritus of anthropology at Goldsmiths College, London. He is the author of The Anarchist Geographer: An Introduction to the Life of Peter Kropotkin ; Bakunin: The Philosophy of Freedom ; Ecology and Anarchism: Essays and Reviews on Contemporary Thought ; Kropotkin: The Politics of Community . Peter Marshall is a... more...

  • Cultural Wounding, Healing, and Emerging Ethnicitiesby Amanda Kearney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Today, there is new appeal in the analysis of ethnicity, not merely as innate and fixed identities or fragmented and lost identities, but rather as wounded and then creatively reclaimed. Kearney discusses international examples of cultural wounding and healing and presents two close readings of emerging ethnicities in Australia and Brazil. more...

  • Near Eastern Tribal Societies During the Nineteenth Centuryby Eveline van der Steen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Violence and Civilityby Étienne Balibar; G.M. Goshgarian

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this impassioned argument, Étienne Balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide. Through a novel synthesis of theory and empirical studies of violence drawn from contemporary life, Balibar tests the limits of political philosophy to formulate new, productive conceptions of war, revolution,... more...

  • Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructionsby Marcus Banks

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Ethnicity has been a key concept in anthropology and sociology for many years, yet many people still seem uncertain as to its meaning, its relevance, and its relationship to other concepts such as `race' and nationalism. In Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructions the major anthropological and sociological approaches to ethnicity, covering much of... more...

  • Elite Culturesby Stephen Nugent; Cris Shore

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    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, including Mexico, Peru, Amazonia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka,... more...