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A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics / Edition 1
     

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics / Edition 1

by David Nugent, Joan Vincent
 

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ISBN-10: 0631229728

ISBN-13: 9780631229728

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics offers an unprecedented overview of the field, written by a breathtaking roster of contemporary scholars. This ambitious volume explores the key concepts and issues of our time - from AIDS, globalization, displacement, militarization, and neoliberalism to identity politics and beyond - in the words of the very individuals

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics offers an unprecedented overview of the field, written by a breathtaking roster of contemporary scholars. This ambitious volume explores the key concepts and issues of our time - from AIDS, globalization, displacement, militarization, and neoliberalism to identity politics and beyond - in the words of the very individuals who have contributed to the development of this important field. Each author reflects on concepts and issues that have shaped the anthropology of politics and concludes with thoughts on and challenges for the way ahead. The volume as a whole is written in an accessible manner, although each chapter is crafted in its authors own unique style. At the heart of the volume lies anthropology's distinctive genre: ethnography. Offering a comprehensive understanding of anthropology's unique contribution to the study of politics, A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics will set a new benchmark for the field and will undoubtedly spur students and scholars to new heights in the decades to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631229728
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology Series , #6
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.29(d)

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Table of Contents


Synopsis of Contents     viii
Preface     xv
Notes on Contributors     xvi
Introduction   Joan Vincent     1
Affective States   Ann Laura Stoler     4
After Socialism   Katherine Verdery     21
AIDS   Brooke Grundfest Schoepf     37
Citizenship   Aihwa Ong     55
Cosmopolitanism   Ulf Hannerz     69
Development   Marc Edelman   Angelique Haugerud     86
Displacement   Elizabeth Colson     107
Feminism   Malathi de Alwis     121
Gender, Race, and Class   Micaela di Leonardo     135
Genetic Citizenship   Deborah Heath   Rayna Rapp   Karen-Sue Taussig     152
The Global City   Saskia Sassen     168
Globalization   Jonathan Friedman     179
Governing States   David Nugent     198
Hegemony   Gavin Smith     216
Human Rights   Richard Ashby Wilson     231
Identity   Arturo Escobar     248
Imagining Nations   Akhil Gupta     267
Infrapolitics   Steven Gregory     282
"Mafias"   Jane C.   Peter T. Schneider     303
Militarization   Catherine Lutz     318
Neoliberalism   John Gledhill     332
Popular Justice   Robert Gordon     349
Postcolonialism   K. Sivaramakrishnan     367
Power Topographies   James Ferguson     383
Race Technologies   Thomas Biolsi     400
Sovereignty   Caroline Humphrey     418
Transnational Civil Society   June Nash     437
Transnationality   Nina Glick Schiller     448
Index     468

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