A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics - Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology (Paperback)
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics - Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 22/11/2006
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This Companion offers an unprecedented overview of anthropology's unique contribution to the study of politics. * Explores the key concepts and issues of our time - from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to identity politics and beyond * Each chapter reflects on concepts and issues that have shaped the anthropology of politics and concludes with thoughts on and challenges for the way ahead * Anthropology's distinctive genre, ethnography, lies at the heart of this volume

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405161909
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 882 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 28 mm


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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year "A magnificent collection. The most engaged and imaginative writing that anthropology has to offer, disclosing the inherently political nature of everyday life." Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley "What is impressive about this collection is the way many authors take received ideas from political science, political philosophy, cultural studies, or world systems theory and, by subjecting them to ethnographic scrutiny, transform them in new and powerful ways. Anthropology makes a difference." Marshall Sahlins, University of Chicago "The Blackwell Companions to Anthropology, of which this volume is the second to appear, are set fair to blow cobwebs from dormant minds ... this volume is an exemplar of scholarship at its meticulous, dynamic, and demanding best ... we have here an erudite analysis of problems of direct relevance to the lives of every individual person on our planet, and an inspired exploration of "things to come". This is scholarly, sophisticated, unsparing, courageous political thinking, far removed from the shams, slogans, shibboleths, stupidities, and silliness of much of the political comment and conditioning purveyed by our mass media - even by our elected "representatives" ... This is an admirable work that will fertilise the rugged field of the anthropology of politics for decades to come. All academic libraries need it. It would also be a salutary Christmas present choice for our pet political representative, an earnest hope of a positive revolution in political theory and practice." Reference Reviews

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