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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 Societyby Edward L. Rubin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76

    Morality is not declining in the modern world. Instead, a new morality is replacing the previous one. Centered on individual self-fulfillment, and linked to administrative government, it permits things the old morality forbid, like sex for pleasure, but forbids things the old morality allowed, like intolerance and equality of opportunity. more...

  • Symbolism 14by Rüdiger Ahrens; Klaus Stierstorfer; Florian Kläger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    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 Reportby Stuart Casey-Maslen

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 67.99 US$ 58.47

    This annual Report on armed conflicts around the world provides detailed information on each conflict which occurred in 2013. The Report sets out the conflicts' classification, applicable norms, key actors, methods of warfare, and the number of casualties. It also analyses key legal issues that arose in the context of these armed conflicts. 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...