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Political organization. Political anthropology

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  • 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...

  • Making of Jordanby Yoav Alon

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 31.00

    At the beginning of the 20th Century Jordan, like much of the Middle East, was a loose collection of tribes. By the time of its independence in 1946 it had the most firmly embedded state structures in the Arab world. Drawing on previously untapped sources, Yoav Alon examines how the disparate clan networks of Jordan were integrated into the Hashemite... 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...

  • Anthropology of Violence and Conflictby Bettina Schmidt; Ingo Schroeder

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Anthropology of Violence has only recently developed into a field of research in its own right and as such it is still fairly fragmented. Anthropology of Violence and Conflict seeks to redress this fragmentation and develop a method of cross-cultural analysis. The study of important conflicts, such as wars in Sarajevo, Albania and Sri Lanka as well... more...

  • The Samburuby Paul Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    Samburu society is a gerontocracy in which power rests with the older men; men under thirty may not marry or otherwise assert their personal independence. This nomadic tribe from the arid regions of northern Kenya cling to their traditional way of life despite the rapid change throughout Africa. The author spent more than two years during the 1960's... more...

  • Social Psychology of Ethnic Identityby Maykel Verkuyten

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In contrast to other disciplines, social psychology has been slow in responding to the questions posed by the issue of ethnicity. The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity demonstrates the important contribution that psychology can make. The central aim of this book is to show, on the one hand, that social psychology can be used to develop a better... more...

  • Welfare, Ethnicity and Altruismby Frank Salter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Welfare, Ethnicity, and Altruism applies the controversial theory of 'Ethnic Nepotism', first formulated by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and Pierre van den Berghe, to the modern welfare state (both are authors in this volume). This theory states that ethnic groups resemble large families whose members are prone to cooperate due to 'kin altruism'. Recent... more...

  • Contesting Moralitiesby Nannekke Redclift

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 71.95

    Questions of public and private morality, values and choices have become important areas of collective discussion.  A key feature of this book is that it takes an ethnographic rather than a philosophical or speculative approach to moral debates. This study examines the contemporary explosion of ethical discourse in the public domain and the growing... more...

  • State and Societyby J. Gledhill; M. T. Larsen; B. Bender

    Routledge 1998; US$ 57.95

    Bringing archaeological research into contact with the work of ethno-historians and anthropologists, these papers analyze the dynamics of political centralization, and resistance to it, in a wide range of historical and geographical contexts. more...