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Political organization. Political anthropology

  • Violence and Civilityby Étienne Balibar; G.M. Goshgarian

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this impassioned argument, Étienne Balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide. Through a novel synthesis of theory and empirical studies of violence drawn from contemporary life, Balibar tests the limits of political philosophy to formulate new, productive conceptions of war, revolution,... more...

  • Soul, Self, and Society: The New Morality and the Modern Stateby Edward L. Rubin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Political and social commentators regularly bemoan the decline of morality in the modern world. They claim that the norms and values that held society together in the past are rapidly eroding, to be replaced by permissiveness and empty hedonism. But as Edward Rubin demonstrates in this powerful account of moral transformations, these prophets of doom... more...

  • Symbolism 14by Rüdiger Ahrens; Klaus Stierstorfer

    De Gruyter 2015; 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...

  • Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchismby Brian Morris; Peter Marshall

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Over the course of a long career, Brian Morris has created an impressive body of engaging and insightful writings?from social anthropology and ethnography to politics, history, and philosophy?that is accessible to the layperson without sacrificing analytical rigor. But until now, the essays collected here, originally published in obscure journals... more...

  • Cultural Wounding, Healing, and Emerging Ethnicitiesby Amanda Kearney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Today, there is new appeal in the analysis of ethnicity, not merely as innate and fixed identities or fragmented and lost identities, but rather as wounded and then creatively reclaimed. Kearney discusses international examples of cultural wounding and healing and presents two close readings of emerging ethnicities in Australia and Brazil. more...

  • The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2013by Stuart Casey-Maslen

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 67.99

    This War Report provides detailed information on every armed conflict which took place during 2013, offering an unprecedented overview of the nature, range, and impact of these conflicts and the legal issues they created. In Part I, the Report describes its criteria for the identification and classification of armed conflicts under international law,... more...

  • Near Eastern Tribal Societies During the Nineteenth Centuryby Eveline van der Steen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Egalitarian Revolution in the Savannaby Stephen A. Dueppen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Many West African societies have egalitarian political systems, with non-centralised distributions of power. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' analyses a wide range of archaeological data to explore the development of such societies. The volume offers a detailed case study of the village settlement of Kirikongo in western Burkina Faso. Over the... more...

  • Up, Down, and Sidewaysby Rachael Stryker; Roberto J. Gon

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Using a "vertical slice" approach, anthropologists critically analyze the relationship between undemocratic uses and abuses of power and the survival of the human species. The contributors scrutinize modern institutions in a variety of regions-from Russia and Mexico to South Korea and the U.S. Up, Down, and Sideways is an ethnographic examination... more...