The Anthropology of Elites: Power, Culture, and the Complexities of Distinction

The Anthropology of Elites: Power, Culture, and the Complexities of Distinction

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ISBN-13: 9781349450602
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/30/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

FRANCE BOURGOUIN Project Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies
ALINE COURTOIS PhD candidate at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France and at University College Dublin, Ireland
LONGINA JAKUBOWSKA Anthropology Fellow at University College Utrecht, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
STEFANIE LOTTER Anthropologist and curator
HORACIO ORTIZ Researcher at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech, Paris, France
FERNANDA PIRIE University Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, UK
JUSTINE ROGERS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Business School at the University of Sydney, Australia
HUIBERT SCHIJF Sociologist with a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands where he holds a position at the Department of Sociology/Anthropology
DEASY SIMANDJUNTAK Post-doctoral Fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)
IRENE SKOVGAARD SMITH Research Consultant at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Anthropological Perspective on Elite Power and the Cultural Politics of Elites; T.Salverda & J.Abbink Researching Elites: Old and New Perspectives; H.Schijf Land, Historicity, and Lifestyle: Capital and its Conversions among the Gentry in Poland; L.Jakubowska Continuity and Change as Two Identifying Principles amongst Nepalese Nobility; S.Lotter Beyond Wealth and Pleasant Posture: Exploring Elite Competition in the Patronage Democracy of Indonesia; D.Simandjuntak In Defense: Elite Power; T.Salverda Pupillage: The Shaping of a Professional Elite; F.Pirie & J.Rogers Becoming Elite: Exclusion, Excellence and Collective Identity in Ireland's Top Fee-paying Schools; A.Courtois Financial Professionals as a Global Elite; H.Ortiz Management Consultants at Work with Clients: Maintenance and Contestation of Elite Status; I.S.Smith Money Relations, Ideology and the Formation of a Cosmopolitan Elite at the Frontier of Transnational Capitalism: An Ethnographic Study of African Finance Professionals in Johannesburg; F.Bourgouin

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