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The Anthropology of the State

The Anthropology of the State Author Aradhana Sharma
ISBN-10 1405114681
Release 2006-01-24
Pages 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.



Red Tape

Red Tape Author Akhil Gupta
ISBN-10 9780822351108
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 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.



The Anthropology of the State of S Paulo Brazil Classic Reprint

The Anthropology of the State of S  Paulo  Brazil  Classic Reprint Author H. Von Ihering
ISBN-10 0267697139
Release 2018-02-03
Pages 26
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Excerpt from The Anthropology of the State of S. Paulo, Brazil The Guaranis or southern Tupis are all chris tians and have in general use, the utensils, dress and customs of the Brazilians, whose family names they have adopted and whose language they understand more or less. The Guaranis of Rio Verde, who nearly every year visit the capital of the State to complain against the usurpation of part of their lands by the neighbouring planters, have preserved few of their an cient customs. Other groups of Guaranis live along the coast between Santos and Iguape, and they still know how to make pretty fancy articles of coloured fea thers. They are already partly crossed with the ele ment of the Brazilian population. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education Author Bradley A. Levinson
ISBN-10 9781119111665
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 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



Death Squad

Death Squad Author Jeffrey A. Sluka
ISBN-10 9780812200485
Release 2010-08-03
Pages 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.



The State of Freedom

The State of Freedom Author Patrick Joyce
ISBN-10 9781107328280
Release 2013-04-04
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What is the state? The State of Freedom offers an important new take on this classic question by exploring what exactly the state did and how it worked. Patrick Joyce asks us to re-examine the ordinary things of the British state from dusty government files and post offices to well-thumbed primers in ancient Greek and Latin and the classrooms and dormitories of public schools and Oxbridge colleges. This is also a history of the 'who' and the 'where' of the state, of the people who ran the state, the government offices they sat in and the college halls they dined in. Patrick Joyce argues that only by considering these things, people and places can we really understand the nature of the modern state. This is both a pioneering new approach to political history in which social and material factors are centre stage, and a highly original history of modern Britain.



Starve and Immolate

Starve and Immolate Author Banu Bargu
ISBN-10 9780231538114
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 512
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Starve and Immolate has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Starve and Immolate also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Starve and Immolate book for free.



Reform Without Justice

Reform Without Justice Author Alfonso Gonzales
ISBN-10 9780190203269
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 240
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Placed within the context of the past decade's war on terror and emergent Latino migrant movement, Reform without Justice addresses the issue of state violence against migrants in the United States. It questions what forces are driving draconian migration control policies and why it is that, despite its success in mobilizing millions, the Latino migrant movement and its allies have not been able to more successfully defend the rights of migrants. Gonzales argues that the contemporary Latino migrant movement and its allies face a dynamic form of political power that he terms "anti-migrant hegemony". This type of political power is exerted in multiple sites of power from Congress, to think tanks, talk shows and local government institutions, through which a rhetorically race neutral and common sense public policy discourse is deployed to criminalize migrants. Most insidiously anti-migrant hegemony allows for large sectors of "pro-immigrant" groups to concede to coercive immigration enforcement measures such as a militarized border wall and the expansion of immigration policing in local communities in exchange for so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Given this reality, Gonzales sustains that most efforts to advance immigration reform will fail to provide justice for migrants. This is because proposed reform measures ignore the neoliberal policies driving migration and reinforce the structures of state violence used against migrants to the detriment of democracy for all. Reform without Justice concludes by discussing how Latino migrant activists - especially youth - and their allies can change this reality and help democratize the United States.



Blood

Blood Author Gil Anidjar
ISBN-10 9780231537254
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 560
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Blood, in Gil Anidjar's argument, maps the singular history of Christianity. A category for historical analysis, blood can be seen through its literal and metaphorical uses as determining, sometimes even defining, Western culture, politics, and social practices and their wide-ranging incarnations in nationalism, capitalism, and law. Engaging with a variety of sources, Anidjar explores the presence and the absence, the making and unmaking of blood in philosophy and medicine, law and literature, and economic and political thought, from ancient Greece to medieval Spain, from the Bible to Shakespeare and Melville. The prevalence of blood in the social, juridical, and political organization of the modern West signals that we do not live in a secular age into which religion could return. Flowing across multiple boundaries, infusing them with violent precepts that we must address, blood undoes the presumed oppositions between religion and politics, economy and theology, and kinship and race. It demonstrates that what we think of as modern is in fact imbued with Christianity. Christianity, Blood fiercely argues, must be reconsidered beyond the boundaries of religion alone.



Cultural Political Economy

Cultural Political Economy Author Jacqueline Best
ISBN-10 9781135173890
Release 2010-01-21
Pages 264
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The global political economy is inescapably cultural. Whether we talk about the economic dimensions of the "war on terror", the sub-prime crisis and its aftermath, or the ways in which new information technology has altered practices of production and consumption, it has become increasingly clear that these processes cannot be fully captured by the hyper-rational analysis of economists or the slogans of class conflict. This book argues that culture is a concept that can be used to develop more subtle and fruitful analyses of the dynamics and problems of the global political economy. Rediscovering the unacknowledged role of culture in the writings of classical political economists, the contributors to this volume reveal its central place in the historical evolution of post-war capitalism, exploring its continued role in contemporary economic processes that range from the commercialization of security practices to the development of ethical tourism. The book shows that culture plays a role in both constituting different forms of economic life and in shaping the diverse ways that capitalism has developed historically – from its earliest moments to its most recent challenges. Providing valuable insights to a wide range of disciplines, this volume will be of vital interest to students and scholars of International Political Economy, Cultural and Economic Geography and Sociology, and International Relations.



Origins of the State

Origins of the State Author Ronald Lee Cohen
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105036805393
Release 1978
Pages 233
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Origins of the State has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Origins of the State also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Origins of the State book for free.



The Anthropology of Language An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Workbook Reader

The Anthropology of Language  An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Workbook Reader Author Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer
ISBN-10 9781133709466
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 256
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Updated to pair with the new Third Edition of Ottenheimer's book, this notebook-sized workbook/reader offers classic and contemporary readings that illuminate and expand on the basic concepts introduced in the text, providing background information and insight. Exercises and guided student projects, ranging beginning to intermediate in skill level, are presented in workbook format, and pages are perforated so that can be torn out and handed in as assignment sheets. A series of exercises drawn from a single language is designed to show students the interconnectedness of different levels of analysis. Web exercise sections conclude with pointers to the Anthropology CourseMate website, where students will find glossary flashcards, interactive exercises, links to relevant additional websites, study questions, and key words to guide them. Instructors receive access to the online Instructor's Manual with detailed notes for incorporating the readings and exercises, as well as tips for assigning the guided student projects. 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 Politics

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics Author David Nugent
ISBN-10 9780470692936
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 528
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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



The Anthropology of Islam Reader

The Anthropology of Islam Reader Author Jens Kreinath
ISBN-10 0415780241
Release 2012
Pages 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 Citizenship

The Anthropology of Citizenship Author Sian Lazar
ISBN-10 1118412915
Release 2013-11-11
Pages 344
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The Anthropology of Citizenship introduces the theoretical foundations of and cutting edge approaches to citizenship in the contemporary world, in local, national and global contexts. Key readings provide a cross-cultural perspective on citizenship practices, and an individual citizen’s relationship with the state. Introduces a range of exciting and cutting edge approaches to citizenship in the contemporary world Provides key readings for students and researchers who wish to gain an understanding of citizenship practices, and an individual’s relationship with the state in a global context Offers an anthropological perspective on citizenship, the self and political agency, with a focus on encounters between citizens and the state in education, law, development, and immigration policy Provides students with an understanding of the theoretical foundations of citizenship, as characterized by liberal and civic republican ideas of political belonging and exclusion Explores how citizenship is constructed at different scales and in different spaces Twenty-five key writings identify what is a new and vibrant subfield within politics and anthropological research



Rituals of National Loyalty

Rituals of National Loyalty Author Katherine Ann Bowie
ISBN-10 0231103913
Release 1997-01
Pages 393
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In the 1970s, the Thai state organized the Village Scout movement to counter communist insurgency. The movement was soon used to thwart growing demands for democratic reform, recruiting five million members to become the largest mass organization in Thai history, and, mobilized by the military-controlled media, helped topple a civilian government and restore military rule. This book bridges both the macro and micro levels of analysis to place the dynamics of a national political movement within a richly detailed account of its working at the village level.



The Anthropology of Language An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

The Anthropology of Language  An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Author Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer
ISBN-10 9781337571005
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 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.