Modernities, Class, and the Contradictions of Globalization: The Anthropology of Global Systems

Modernities, Class, and the Contradictions of Globalization: The Anthropology of Global Systems

by Kajsa Ekholm Friedman, Jonathan Friedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 075911112X

ISBN-13: 9780759111127

Pub. Date: 06/09/2008

Publisher: AltaMira Press

In Modernities, Class, and the Contradictions of Globalization, two distinguished anthropologists look at how global processes have shaped the emergence of our dynamic and often difficult and contradictory modern world. The authors are particularly interested in structures that link individual human beings to more general social transformations. This book is a

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In Modernities, Class, and the Contradictions of Globalization, two distinguished anthropologists look at how global processes have shaped the emergence of our dynamic and often difficult and contradictory modern world. The authors are particularly interested in structures that link individual human beings to more general social transformations. This book is a synthesis of the Friedmans' decades-long anthropological research into the human consequences—whether for good or bad—of globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111127
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
06/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I. Other Modernities? Resistance, Continuities, and Transformations
1. From Religion to Magic
2. Myth, History, and Political Identity
3. Will the Real Hawaiian Please Stand? Anthropologists and Natives in the Global Struggle for Identity
4. Global Complexity and the Simplicity of Everyday Life
5. State Classes, the Logic of Rentier Power, and Social Disintegration: Global Parameters and Local Structures of the Decline of the Congo
Part II. Other Modernities? Globalization, the State, and Violence
6. The Struggle against Evil
7. The Implosion of Modernity: A New Tribalism
Part III. Globalization as Representation and Reality
8. The Hybridization of Roots and the Abhorrence of the Bush
9. Indigenous Struggles and the Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

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