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Political organization. Political anthropology

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  • 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...

  • 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... 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...

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

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 109.00

    The first ethnographic study of politicians and political systems Global case studies focusing on various groups within the local political systems Part of the growing trend in expanding ethnographic research into new worlds of interest more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 46.00

    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...

  • 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$ 35.00

    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...

  • Ethnicity, Inc.by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    In Ethnicity, Inc. anthropologists John L. and Jean Comaroff analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant commodification. Through a wide-ranging exploration of the changing relationship between culture and the market, they address a pressing question: Wherein lies the future of ethnicity? Their account begins in South... more...

  • Light, Bright, and Damned Near White: Biracial and Triracial Culture in Americaby Stephanie Bird

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 44.00

    The election of America's first biracial president brings the question dramatically to the fore. What does it mean to be biracial or tri-racial in the United States today? Anthropologist Stephanie Bird takes us into a world where people are struggling to be heard, recognized, and celebrated for the racial diversity one would think is the epitome of... more...

  • Separation, Assimilation, or Accommodation: Contrasting Ethnic Minority Policiesby Terrence Cook

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00

    Ethnic violence is rampant, but avoidable. Cook compares and contrasts all major options in ethnic minority policy, including forms of separation, assimilation, or accommodation typically favored by subordinate ethnic groups. Topics include segregation and genocide, emigrations and secessionist struggles, attempts at cultural annihilation, assimilating... more...