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Political organization. Political anthropology

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  • Aggression and Peacefulness in Humans and Other Primatesby James Silverberg; J. Patrick Gray

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 194.99 US$ 167.69

    This book explores the role of aggression in primate social systems and its implications for human behavior. Many people look to primate studies to see if and how we might be able to predict violent behavior in humans, or ultimately to control war. Of particular interest in the study of primate aggression are questions such as: how do primates use... more...

  • Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Minority Rightsby Stephen May; Tariq Modood; Judith Squires

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Addresses the position of minorities in democratic societies, with a particular focus on minority rights. more...

  • Ethnicity and Everyday Lifeby Christian Karner

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    Mixing theories of the everyday with a wide range of case studies, this book explains the 'character' of ethnicity, from being a political tool of exclusion, to a source of meaning and solidarity, and the relationship between culture, power and identity. Combining theories of the everyday with empirical case studies, this book examines: the 'dual... more...

  • Concubines and Powerby Heidi J. Nast; Hausatu Abba Ado Bayero

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 70.50

    The palace of Kano, Nigeria historically housed hundreds of concubines whose influence has been largely overlooked. In Concubines and Power, Heidi J. Nast demonstrates how human-geographical methods can tell us about a place bereft of archaeological work or primary sources. Social forces undoubtedly shaped concubinage, but Nast shows how the women?s... more...

  • Politics and Ethnicityby Joseph Rudolph

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 38.00

    A comparative look at the issue of ethnic politics and conflict using the case studies of France, Czechoslovakia, and Nigeria. more...

  • New Perspectives in Political Ethnographyby Lauren Joseph; Matthew Mahler; Javier Auyero

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 129.00

    Ethnography is uniquely equipped to look microscopically at the foundations of political institutions and their attendant sent of practices, just as it is ideally suited to explain why political actors behave the way they do and to identify the causes, processes and outcomes that are part and parcel of political life. This volume, based on a special... more...

  • Diaspora and Hybridityby Virinder Kalra; Raminder Kaur; John Hutnyk

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 47.00

    Diaspora & Hybridity deals with those theoretical issues which concern social theory and social change in the new millennium. The volume provides a refreshing, critical and illuminating analysis of concepts of diaspora and hybridity and their impact on multi-ethnic and multi-cultural societies' - Dr Rohit Barot, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology,... more...

  • Rethinking Ethnicityby Richard P Jenkins

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 45.00

    "A welcome and brilliantly crafted overview of this field. It represents a major advance in our understanding of how ethnicity works in specific social and cultural contexts. The second edition will be an invaluable resource for both students and researchers alike." - John Solomos, City University, London The first edition of Rethinking... more...

  • Ethnic Constructs in Antiquityby Ton Derks; Nico Roymans

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 65.00

    A bold and original examination of the relationships between ethnicity and political power in the ancient world more...

  • Sovereign Bodiesby Thomas Blom Hansen; Finn Stepputat

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    9/11 and its aftermath have shown that our ideas about what constitutes sovereign power lag dangerously behind the burgeoning claims to rights and recognition within and across national boundaries. New configurations of sovereignty are at the heart of political and cultural transformations globally. Sovereign Bodies shifts the debate on sovereign... more...