Power and the Self - Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 13 (Hardback)
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Power and the Self - Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 13 (Hardback)

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Hardback 234 Pages / Published: 24/01/2002
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Power and the Self, first published in 2002, deals with an important but neglected topic: the ways in which power is experienced by individuals, both as agents and as objects of the exercise of power. Each contributor presents a series of case studies drawn from a variety of cultural contexts, including the analysis of the appeal of Japanese superhero toys for American children; the conditions that lead to dehumanising treatment of patients in an American nursing home; the experiences of a Turkish immigrant woman in the Netherlands; a contribution relating theories about the capacity to commit genocidal violence to 'everyday forms of violence', and other cases from New Guinea and Samoa. The introduction provides a readable historical review and synthesis of the theoretical ideas that provide the context for the work presented in the book.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521808392
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 14 mm


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'This sparkling collection of essays addresses the ways in which subjects experience power, both as agents of social process, and as the objects of such processes ... As a collection these papers are remarkably well synthesized, presented a variety of approaches ... many of the papers speak to one another, and actually illuminate complimentary perspectives ... I found each of these papers interesting and rewarding ...'. Cambridge Anthropology
'... lucid and engaging, theoretically informed, and grounded in either ethnographic research or personal experiences ... constitutes yet another useful contribution to anthropological understanding from members of the psychological anthropology clan.' The Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute

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