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Political organization. Political anthropology

  • 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 2011; 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

    While ethnicity has become a blunt and overused concept in the anthropological vocabulary it is finding increasing currency in public language and thought. The author does not attempt to define the term but rather to understand its public life. more...

  • Children's Knowledge, Beliefs and Feelings about Nations and National Groupsby Martyn Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Provides a state-of-the-art account of how people's subjective sense of national identity develops through childhood and adolescence. more...

  • The Multicultural Riddleby Gerd Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    A comprehensive exploration of all the issues that shape our search for a multicultural society. more...

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

    Berghahn Books 2011; 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 Whiteby Stephanie R. Bird

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 56.00

    This volume explores the history, challenges, and psychological issues for - as well as prejudice against - people who have a mixed ancestry leaving them at neither end of the polar spectrum, neither Black nor White, but biracial or tri-racial. more...

  • Collective Action in the Formation of Pre-modern Statesby Richard Blanton; Lane Fargher

    Springer 2007; US$ 189.00

    Anthropological archaeology and other disciplines concerned with the formation of early complex societies are undergoing a theoretical shift stemming from the realization that the social evolution of complex societies was more varied and complex than imagined. Given the need for new directions in theory, the book proposes that anthropologists look... more...

  • Peace by Designby Dawn Brancati

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    Why does political decentralization seem reduce intrastate conflict more in some countries than in others? This question constitutes the central focus of Peace by Design. Brancati argues that the ability of decentralization to reduce intrastate conflict hinges on the electoral strength of regional parties. According to Brancati, regional parties tend... more...