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Political organization. Political anthropology

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  • 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...

  • Violence Expressedby Ms Maria Six-Hohenbalken; Nerina Weiss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Violence Expressed explores the diverse expressions and manifestations through which the meaning of violent experiences and events are (re)produced. A compelling contribution to ongoing discussions on anthropological writing, this book will be of interest more...

  • Measuring Race and Ethnicityby Larry E. Davis; Ray Engel

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 149.00

    This book gathers psychological measures of common phenomena such as racial identity, acculturation, and intra- and intergroup relations enabling researchers to compare concepts across groups and better evaluate differences and disparities. more...

  • Anthropology of Labor Unionsby E. Paul Durrenberger; Karaleah S. Reichart

    University Press of Colorado 2010; US$ 17.95

    The Anthropology of Labor Unions presents ethnographic data and analysis in eight case studies from several very diverse industries. It covers a wide range of topics, from the role of women and community in strikes to the importance of place in organization, and addresses global concerns with studies from Mexico and Malawu. Union-organized workplaces... 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...

  • Understanding Violenceby Lorenzo Magnani

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 209.00

    This volume provides a philosophical ?applied? account of violence, engaged with both empirical and theoretical debates in other disciplines such as cognitive science, sociology, psychiatry, anthropology, political theory, evolutionary biology, and theology. more...

  • Ethnicity and Group Rightsby Ian Shapiro; Will Kymlicka

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 23.80

    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...