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Political organization. Political anthropology

  • 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$ 120.00

    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$ 105.00

    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...

  • Comparative Peace Processesby Jonathan Tonge

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95

    The term ‘peace process’ is now widely used to describe attempts to manage and resolve conflict. As the nature of conflict has changed, so the range of available tools for producing peace has grown. Alongside a plethora of political actions, there is now a greater international awareness of how peace can be brokered and policed. As a result,... more...

  • Race and Ethnicity - Second Editionby Stephen Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Broad-ranging and comprehensive, this completely revised and updated textbook is a critical guide to issues and theories of ?race? and ethnicity. It shows how these concepts came into being during colonial domination and how they became central ? and until recently, unquestioned ? aspects of social identity and division. This book provides students... more...

  • Tolerationby Andrew Jason Cohen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    In this engaging and comprehensive introduction to the topic of toleration, Andrew Jason Cohen seeks to answer fundamental questions, such as: What is toleration? What should be tolerated? Why is toleration important? Beginning with some key insights into what we mean by toleration, Cohen goes on to investigate what should be tolerated and why. We... more...

  • Ethnicity, Gender and the Subversion of Nationalismby Bodil Folke Frederiksen; Fiona Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This volume explores the politics of identity by analysing the intersections between ethnicity, gender and nationalism in developing societies. These markers of identity are not understood as constituting essences, but as springing from people's core experiences, yearnings and strategic life plans in a context where resources are scarce. As such, identities... more...

  • Language, Ethnic Identity and the Stateby William Safran; J.A. Laponce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    This new study powerfully asserts the pivotal importance of the interplay between language and ethnicity, which is often underestimated as a component for political stability. These leading scholars present five key case studies of South Africa, Algeria, Canada, Latvia and Senegal. All five countries are multilingual nations where language has... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the World's Minoritiesby Carl Skutsch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 625.00

    This study of minorities involves the difficult issues of rights, justice, equality, dignity, identity, autonomy, political liberties, and cultural freedoms. The A-Z Encyclopedia presents the facts, arguments, and areas of contention in over 560 entries in a clear, objective manner. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the ... more...