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Political organization. Political anthropology

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  • 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...

  • Order and Disorderby Keebet von Benda-Beckmann; Fernanda Pirie

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 25.00

    Disorder and instability are matters of continuing public concern. Terrorism, as a threat to global order, has been added to preoccupations with political unrest, deviance and crime. Such considerations have prompted the return to the classic anthropological issues of order and disorder. Examining order within the political and legal spheres and... more...

  • Neoliberal Frontiersby Brenda Chalfin

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    In Neoliberal Frontiers , Brenda Chalfin presents an ethnographic examination of the day-to-day practices of the officials of Ghana?s Customs Service, exploring the impact of neoliberal restructuring and integration into the global economy on Ghanaian sovereignty. From the revealing vantage point of the Customs office, Chalfin discovers a fascinating... more...

  • Policy Worldsby Cris Shore; Susan Wright; Davide Pero

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    There are few areas of society today that remain outside the ambit of policy processes, and likewise policy making has progressively reached into the structure and fabric of everyday life. An instrument of modern government, policy and its processes provide an analytical window into systems of governance themselves, opening up ways to study power... more...

  • New Perspectives on Racial Identity Developmentby Charmaine Wijeyesinghe; Bailey W. Jackson

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 89.00

    New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development brings together leaders in the field to deepen, broaden, and reassess our understandings of racial identity development. Contributors include the authors of some of the earliest theories in the field, such as William Cross, Bailey W. Jackson, Jean Kim, Rita Hardiman, and Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe, who... more...

  • Ethnicity and Group Rightsby Ian Shapiro; Will Kymlicka

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 89.00

    Within Western political philosophy, the rights of groups has often been neglected or addressed in only the narrowest fashion. Focusing solely on whether rights are exercised by individuals or groups misses what lies at the heart of ethnocultural conflict, leaving the crucial question unanswered: can the familiar system of common citizenship rights... more...

  • Merchants of Despairby Robert Zubrin

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 25.95

    There was a time when humanity looked in the mirror and saw something precious, worth protecting and fighting for?indeed, worth liberating. But now, we are beset on all sides by propaganda promoting a radically different viewpoint. According to this idea, human beings are a cancer upon the Earth, a horde of vermin whose aspirations and appetites are... more...

  • Surrendering to Utopiaby Mark Goodale

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    A broad and ambitious reexamination of anthropology's potential and obligation to transform human rights theory and practice. more...