War in the Tribal Zone: Expanding States and Indigenous Warfare

War in the Tribal Zone: Expanding States and Indigenous Warfare

by R. Brian Ferguson, Ross Hassig, Andrew Strathern, Michael F. Brown
     
 

War in the Tribal Zone, the 1991 anthropology of war classic, is back in print with a new Preface by the editors. Their timely and insightful essay examines the occurrence of ethnic conflict and violence in the decade since the idea of the 'tribal zone' originally was formulated. Finding the book's analysis tragically prophetic in identifying the key dynamics that… See more details below

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War in the Tribal Zone, the 1991 anthropology of war classic, is back in print with a new Preface by the editors. Their timely and insightful essay examines the occurrence of ethnic conflict and violence in the decade since the idea of the 'tribal zone' originally was formulated. Finding the book's analysis tragically prophetic in identifying the key dynamics that have produced the kinds of conflicts recently witnessed globally-as in Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, and Somalia-the editors consider the political origins and cultural meanings of 'ethnic' violence in our postcolonial world.

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Challenging, scholarly, and perceptive (with) broad intellectual implications for the field. War in the Tribal Zone is truly an apt demonstration of the best in comparative anthropology.
Booknews
Anthropologists and historians from around the world look at and compare the impact of expanding states on tribal conflict in nine case studies of indigenous warfare, ranging in time from the expansion of the ancient Roman Empire in North Africa to late 20th-century intertribal violence in Highland Papua New Guinea, and geographically from Sri Lanka to the Americas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933452800
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
03/02/2000
Series:
Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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