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Political organization. Political anthropology

  • Aggression and Peacefulness in Humans and Other Primatesby James Silverberg; J. Patrick Gray

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 169.99

    This study explores the role of aggression in primate social systems and its implications for human behaviour. more...

  • Anthropologies of Modernityby Jonathan Xavier Inda

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    This book brings together a range of anthropological writings that are inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and examine Foucault’s contribution to current theories of modernity. Treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations. Tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism and globalization... 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...

  • The Anthropology of Development and Globalizationby Marc Edelman; Angelique Haugerud

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 52.95

    The Anthropology of Development and Globalization is a collection of readings that provides an unprecedented overview of this field that ranges from the field’s classical origins to today’s debates about the “magic” of the free market. Explores the foundations of the anthropology of development, a field newly animated by... more...

  • Anthropology of Labor Unionsby E. Paul Durrenberger; Karaleah S. Reichart

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 17.95

    The Anthropology of Labor Unions presents ethnographic data and analysis in eight case studies from several very diverse industries. It covers a wide range of topics, from the role of women and community in strikes to the importance of place in organization, and addresses global concerns with studies from Mexico and Malawu. Union-organized workplaces... more...

  • Anthropology of Violence and Conflictby Bettina Schmidt; Ingo Schroeder

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Anthropology of Violence has only recently developed into a field of research in its own right and as such it is still fairly fragmented. Anthropology of Violence and Conflict seeks to redress this fragmentation and develop a method of cross-cultural analysis. The study of important conflicts, such as wars in Sarajevo, Albania and Sri Lanka as well... more...

  • The Anthropology of the Stateby Aradhana Sharma; Akhil Gupta

    Wiley 2009; US$ 140.95

    This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical texts and cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific state institutions, practices, and processes and outlines an anthropological framework for rethinking future study of “the state”. Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute... more...

  • The Athenian Nationby Edward Cohen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    Challenging the modern assumption that ancient Athens is best understood as a polis , Edward Cohen boldly recasts our understanding of Athenian political and social life. Cohen demonstrates that ancient sources referred to Athens not only as a polis , but also as a "nation" ( ethnos ), and that Athens did encompass the characteristics now used to... more...

  • Border Wallsby Reece Jones

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are the notable democracies of the US, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalization, these three countries alone have built security barriers totaling an astonishing 5,700 km. Border Walls analyzes how these controversial... more...

  • Bringing Culture to the Massesby Esther von Richthofen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 90.00

    Cultural life in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) was strictly controlled by the ruling party, the SED, who attempted to dictate how people spent their free time by prohibiting privately organized leisure time pursuits and offering instead cultural activities in state institutions and organizations. By exploring the nature of dictatorial... more...