Unique in its field, this book offers a comprehensive overview of political anthropology, including its history, its major research findings, and its theoretical concerns both past and present. Significantly updated and expanded with extensive changes in many chapters, three additional chapters, and a new conclusion, this second edition provides the basic text and structure for a full course.
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About the Author
TED C. LEWELLEN is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Richmond. His focus on political anthropology began over ten years ago with the research for and subsequent publication of Peasants in Transition (1978). He also has published numerous articles and book chapters on political anthropology in different cultures.
Table of ContentsForeword to the First Edition by Victor Turner<BR> Preface<BR> The Development of Political Anthropology<BR> Types of Preindustrial Political Systems<BR> The Evolution of the State<BR> Religion and Ritual in Politics<BR> From Structure to Process<BR> The Individual in the Political Arena: Action Theory and Game Theory<BR> The Power of the People: Resistance and Rebellion<BR> Gender and Power<BR> The Politics of Identity<BR> From Modernism to Postmodernism<BR> From Modernization to Globalization<BR> Glossary<BR> Bibliography<BR> Index