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The Anthropology of the State

The Anthropology of the State

A Reader

  • Author: Aradhana Sharma,Akhil Gupta
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405155353
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 424
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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 the “state”. Promotes cultural and transnational approaches to the subject. Helps readers to make anthropological sense of the state as a cultural artifact, in the context of a neoliberalizing, transnational world.

The Anthropology of the State

The Anthropology of the State

A Reader

  • Author: Aradhana Sharma,Akhil Gupta
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781405114684
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 410
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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 the “state”. Promotes cultural and transnational approaches to the subject. Helps readers to make anthropological sense of the state as a cultural artifact, in the context of a neoliberalizing, transnational world.

Death Squad

Death Squad

The Anthropology of State Terror

  • Author: Jeffrey A. Sluka
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812200489
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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"There is real personal danger for anthropologists who dare to speak and write against terror; by doing so, they potentially and sometimes actually bring the terror down on themselves."—Jeffrey A. Sluka, from the Introduction Death Squad is the first work to focus specifically on the anthropology of state terror. It brings together an international group of anthropologists who have done extensive research in areas marked by extreme forms of state violence and who have studied state terror from the perspective of victims and survivors. The book presents eight case studies from seven countries—Spain, India (Punjab and Kashmir), Argentina, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Indonesia, and the Philippines—to demonstrate the cultural complexities and ambiguities of terror when viewed at the local level and from the participants' point of view. Contributors deal with such topics as the role of Loyalist death squads in the culture of terror in Northern Ireland, the three-tier mechanism of state terror in Indonesia, the complex role of religion in violence by both the state and insurgents in Punjab and Kashmir, and the ways in which "disappearances" are used to destabilize and demoralize opponents of the state in Argentina, Guatemala, and India.

Red Tape

Red Tape

Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India

  • Author: Akhil Gupta
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822351102
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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Examining the chronic, widespread poverty in India, the world's fourth largest economy, Akhil Gupta theorizes the relation between the state in India and the poor as one of structural violence.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

  • Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119111668
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

The Anthropology of Politics

The Anthropology of Politics

A Reader in Ethnography, Theory, and Critique

  • Author: Joan Vincent
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631224396
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 490
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In The Anthropology of Politics: A Reader in Ethnography, Theory and Critique, editor Joan Vincent offers her readers a selection of classic and contemporary articles on the anthropology of politics. Her introduction, headnotes, and suggested readings make this an indispensable resource for students, scholars, and instructors alike.

The State and the Social

The State and the Social

State Formation in Botswana and Its Pre-colonial and Colonial Genealogies

  • Author: Ørnulf Gulbrandsen
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857452975
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 343
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Botswana has been portrayed as a major case of exception in AfricaOCoas an oasis of peace and harmony with an enduring parliamentary democracy, blessed with remarkable diamond-driven economic growth. Whereas the OC failureOCO of other states on the continent is often attributed to the prevalence of indigenous political ideas and structures, the author argues that BotswanaOCOs apparent success is not the result of Western ideas and practices of government having replaced indigenous ideas and structures. Rather, the postcolonial state of Botswana is best understood as a unique, complex formation, one that arose dialectically through the meeting of European ideas and practices with the symbolism and hierarchies of authority, rooted in the cosmologies of indigenous polities, and both have become integral to the formation of a strong state with a stable government. Yet there are destabilizing potentialities in progress due to emerging class conflict between all the poor sections of the population and the privileged modern elites born of the expansion of a beef and diamond-driven political economy, in addition to conflicts between dominant Tswana and vast other ethnic groups. These transformations of the modern state are viewed from the long-term perspectives of precolonial and colonial genealogies and the rise of structures of domination, propelled by changing global forces."

Anthropology of an American Girl

Anthropology of an American Girl

A Novel

  • Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • ISBN: 1588369382
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 592
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This is what it’s like to be a high-school-age girl. To forsake the boyfriend you once adored. To meet the love of your life, who just happens to be your teacher. To discover for the first time the power of your body and mind. This is what it’s like to be a college-age woman. To live through heartbreak. To suffer the consequences of your choices. To depend on others for survival but to have no one to trust but yourself. This is Anthropology of an American Girl. A literary sensation, this extraordinarily candid novel about the experience of growing up female in America will strike a nerve in readers of all ages. BONUS: This edition contains an Anthropology of an American Girl discussion guide.

Ebola, Culture and Politics: The Anthropology of an Emerging Disease

Ebola, Culture and Politics: The Anthropology of an Emerging Disease

  • Author: Barry S. Hewlett,Bonnie L. Hewlett
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111797315
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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In this case study, readers will embark on an improbable journey through the heart of Africa to discover how indigenous people cope with the rapid-killing Ebola virus. The Hewletts are the first anthropologists ever invited by the World Health Organization to join a medical intervention team and assist in efforts to control an Ebola outbreak. Their account addresses political, structural, psychological, and cultural factors, along with conventional intervention protocols as problematic to achieving medical objectives. They find obvious historical and cultural answers to otherwise-puzzling questions about why village people often flee, refuse to cooperate, and sometimes physically attack members of intervention teams. Perhaps surprisingly, readers will discover how some cultural practices of local people are helpful and should be incorporated into control procedures. The authors shed new light on a continuing debate about the motivation for human behavior by showing how local responses to epidemics are rooted both in culture and in human nature. Well-supported recommendations emerge from a comparative analysis of Central African cases and pandemics worldwide to suggest how the United States and other countries might use anthropologists and the insights of anthropologists to mount more effective public health campaigns, with particular attention to avian flu and bioterrorism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

  • Author: Janice Boddy,Michael Lambek
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119124999
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 584
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world Explores a broad range of topics including the perspectivism debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world Features newly–commissioned articles reflecting the most up–to–date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today s world

Death, Mourning, and Burial

Death, Mourning, and Burial

A Cross-Cultural Reader

  • Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119151767
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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The definitive reference on the anthropology of death and dying, expanded with new contributions covering everything from animal mourning to mortuary cannibalism Few subjects stir the imagination more than the study of how people across cultures deal with death and dying. This expanded second edition of the internationally bestselling Death, Mourning, and Burial offers cross-cultural readings that span the period from dying to afterlife, considering approaches to this transition as a social process and exploring the great variations of cultural responses to death. Exploring new content including organ transplantation, institutionalized care for the dying, HIV-AIDs, animal mourning, and biotechnology, this text retains classic readings from the first edition, and is enhanced by sixteen new articles and two new sections which provide increased breadth and depth for readers. Death, Mourning, and Burial, Second Edition is divided into eight parts reflecting the social trajectory of death: conceptualizations of death; death, dying, and care; grief and mourning; mortuary rituals; and remembrance and regeneration. Sections are introduced through foundational texts which provide the ideal introduction to this diverse field. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals. A thoroughly revised edition of this classic anthology featuring twenty-three new articles, two new sections, and three reformulated sections Updated to include current topics, including organ transplantation, institutionalized care for the dying, HIV-AIDs, animal mourning, and biotechnology Must reading for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals Serves as a text for anthropology classes and provides a genuinely cross-cultural perspective to all those studying death and dying

A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

  • Author: Thomas Biolsi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405156120
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion, language, and expressive culture Each chapter provides definitive coverage of its topic, as well as situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical data into larger frameworks Explores anthropology’s contribution to knowledge, its historic and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and ethical obligations toward the people 'studied'

The Anthropology of China

The Anthropology of China

China as Ethnographic and Theoretical Critique

  • Author: Charlotte Bruckermann,Stephan Feuchtwang
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1783269855
  • Category: History
  • Page: 292
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Putting China into the context of general anthropology offers novel insights into its history, culture and society. Studies in the anthropology of China need to look outwards, to other anthropological areas, while at the same time, anthropologists specialised elsewhere cannot afford to ignore contributions from China. This book introduces a number of key themes and in each case describes how the anthropology and ethnography of China relates to the surrounding theories and issues. The themes chosen include the anthropology of intimacy, of morality, of food and of feasting, as well as the anthropology of civilisation, modernity and the state. The Anthropology of China covers both long historical perspectives and ethnographies of the twenty-first century. For the first time, ethnographic perspectives on China are contextualised in comparison with general anthropological debates. Readers are invited to engage in and rethink China's place within the wider world, making it perfect for professional researchers and teachers of anthropology and Chinese history and society, and for advanced undergraduate and graduate study.

The Anthropology of Islam Reader

The Anthropology of Islam Reader

  • Author: Jens Kreinath
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415780247
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 420
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The Anthropology of Islam Reader brings together a rich variety of ethnographic work, offering an insight into various forms of Islam as practiced in different geographic, social, and cultural contexts. Topics explored include Ramadan and the Hajj, the Feast of Sacrifice, and the representation of Islam. An extensive introduction and bibliography helps students develop their understanding of the variety of methodological and theoretical approaches involved in the anthropological study of Islam. In his selections, Jens Kreinath highlights the diversity of practices and themes that were formative for this field of study, making this essential reading for students of Islam at undergraduate and graduate level.

The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

  • Author: Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer,Judith M.S. Pine
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337571008
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 50
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THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF LANGUAGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY is an introduction to the field's methodology, skills, techniques, tools and applications that emphasizes questions that anthropologists ask about language and that intrigue students. This authoritative yet approachable fourth edition combines the key areas of linguistic anthropology, addressing issues of power, race, gender and class throughout. Further stressing the everyday relevance of the content, authors Ottenheimer and Pine include In the Field vignettes that draw students into the chapter material via stories culled from their own and others' experiences. And Doing Linguistic Anthropology and Cross-Language Miscommunication features describe real-life applications of core concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

  • Author: Didier Fassin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118959507
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 664
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Genocide

Genocide

An Anthropological Reader

  • Author: Alexander Hinton
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631223559
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 392
  • View: 9952
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Genocide: An Anthropological Reader helps to lay a foundation for a ground-breaking "anthropology of genocide" by gathering together for the first time the seminal texts for learning about and understanding this phenomenon.

The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating

The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating

A Reader

  • Author: James L. Watson,Melissa L. Caldwell
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631230922
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating offers an ethnographically informed perspective on the ways in which people use food to make sense of life in an increasingly interconnected world. Uses food as a central idiom for teaching about culture and addresses broad themes such as globalization, capitalism, market economies, and consumption practices Spanning 5 continents, features studies from 11 countries—Japan, China, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Burkina Faso, Chile, Trinidad, Mexico, and the United States Offers discussion of such hot topics as sushi, fast food, gourmet foods, and food scares and contamination

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

  • Author: David Nugent,Joan Vincent
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470692936
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
  • View: 9482
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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