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Political organization. Political anthropology

  • Special Focus ? Symbols of Diasporaby Rüdiger Ahrens; Klaus Stierstorfer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Symbolic representation is a crucial subject for and a potent heuristic instrument of diaspora studies. This special focus inquires into the forms and functions of symbols of diaspora both in aesthetic practice and in critical discourse, analyzing and theorizing symbolic practices from Shakespeare to Bollywood as well as in critical writings... 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...

  • Remembering Violenceby Nicolas Argenti; Katharina Schramm

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Psychologists have done a great deal of research on the effects of trauma on the individual, revealing the paradox that violent experiences are often secreted away beyond easy accessibility, becoming impossible to verbalize explicitly. However, comparatively little research has been done on the transgenerational effects of trauma and the means by... 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...

  • Ethnic and Racial Consciousnessby Michael Banton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    Ethnic and Racial Consciousness is a completely revised version of the highly acclaimed first edition published in 1988. At that time no one expected the former Yugoslavia would break up with the brutal slaughter of neighbour by neighbour. Few would have predicted the horrific massacres in Rwanda and Burundi which have led to accusations of genocide.... more...

  • Children's Knowledge, Beliefs and Feelings about Nby Martyn Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a state-of-the-art account of how people's subjective sense of national identity, and attitudes towards countries and national groups, develop through the course of childhood and adolescence. It offers a comprehensive review of the research which has been conducted into: . children's understanding of nations as geographical territories... more...

  • The Multicultural Riddleby Gerd Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    Multicultural Riddle is a comprehensive exploration of all the issues that shape our search for a multicultural society. The book examines how we can establish a state of justice and equality between and among three groups: those who believe in a unified national culture, those who trace their culture to their ethnic identity, and those who view... 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...

  • Kinship and Demographic Behavior in the Pastby Tommy Bengtsson; Geraldine P. Mineau

    Springer 2008; US$ 99.00

    What is the influence of family and kinship networks on fertility, marriage, migration and mortality? Population scientists have studied the relationship between families, both immediate and extended, and demographic behavior for many years. This volume highlights the convergence of research by a group of demographers, economic historians, historians,... 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...