Two-Dimensional Man: An Essay on the Anthropology of Power and Symbolism in Complex Society

Two-Dimensional Man: An Essay on the Anthropology of Power and Symbolism in Complex Society

by Abner Cohen

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ISBN-13: 9781138929050
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/17/2017
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology Series
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Abner Cohen (1921-2001) was, before his retirement, Professor of African Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at London University. His books include The Politics Of Elite Culture (1981) and Masquerade Politics: Explorations in the Structure Of Urban Cultural Movements (1993).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the Bizarre and the Mystical in Modern Society 2. Power Relations and Symbolic Action 3. The Dialectics of Politico-Symbolic Interdependence 4. Political Man – Symbolist man 5. Symbolic Strategies in Group Organisation 6. ‘Invisible’ Organisations: Some Case Studies 7. Conclusions: Symbolic Action in the Politics of Stratification

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