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Political organization. Political anthropology

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  • 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...

  • Feminist Reviewby The Feminist Review Collective

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 22.95

    Focuses on feminist analyses of race and ethnicity - currently one of the most immediate issues facing feminist thinking. The volume ranges from a study of the social geographes of whiteness in the USA to a variety of perspectives on the break-up in Yugoslavia. more...

  • Race and Ethnicityby Stephen Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 63.95

    Broad-ranging and comprehensive, this incisive new textbook examines the shifting meanings of 'race' and ethnicity and collates the essential concepts in one indispensable companion volume. From Marxist views to post-colonialism, this book investigates the attendant debates, issues and analyses within the context of global change. Using international... 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...

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

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 56.00

    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 Africa,... 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...