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Genre: Social Science
Author: Christian Giordano
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Release: 2000
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 382584336X

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Gerrit Huizer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release: 1979-01-01
File: 532 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783110806458

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This book presents some arguments for why a political anthropological perspective can be particularly helpful for understanding the connected political and cultural challenges and opportunities posed by the situation of ethnic and religious minorities. The first chapter shortly introduces the major anthropological concepts used, including liminality, trickster, imitation and schismogenesis; concepts that are used together with approaches of historical sociology and genealogy, especially concerning the rise and fall of empires, and their lasting impact. The conceptual framework suggested here is particularly helpful for understanding how marginal places can become liminal, appearing suddenly at the center of political attention. The introduction also shows the manner in which minority existence can problematize the depersonalizing tendencies of modern globalization. Subsequent chapters demonstrate how the described political anthropological conceptual framework can be used in certain European regions, and in the case of certain ethnic and religious minority, and each illustrates that instead of charismatic leaders, trickster politicians are emerging and increasingly dominate, through the "public sphere", the space of modern politics emptied of real presence. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Arpad Szakolczai
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-12-07
File: 138 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351209175

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Explores methods and concepts of political anthropology and explains how they can be used for the analysis of international relations and internationalized politics.

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Author: Sarah Biecker
Publisher:
Release: 2021-01-16
File: 220 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781538149515

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Anthropology and the Politics of Representation examines the inherently problematic nature of representation and description of living people, specifically in ethnography and more generally in anthropological work as a whole. In Anthropology and the Politics of Representation volume editor Gabriela Vargas-Cetina brings together a group of international scholars who, through their fieldwork experiences, reflect on the epistemological, political, and personal implications of their own work. To do so, they focus on such topics as ethnography, anthropologists’ engagement in identity politics, representational practices, the contexts of anthropological research and work, and the effects of personal choices regarding self-involvement in local causes that may extend beyond purely ethnographic goals. Such reflections raise a number of ethnographic questions: What are ethnographic goals? Who sets the agenda for ethnographic writing? How does fieldwork change the anthropologist’s identity? Do ethnography and ethnographers have an impact on local lives and self-representation? How do anthropologists balance long-held respect for cultural diversity with advocacy for local people? How does an author choose what to say and write, and what not to disclose? Should anthropologists support causes that may require going against their informed knowledge of local lives? Contributors Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz / Beth A. Conklin / Les W. Field / Katie Glaskin / Frederic W. Gleach / Tracey Heatherington / June C. Nash / Bernard C. Perley / Vilma Santiago- Irizarry / Timothy J. Smith / Sergey Sokolovskiy / David Stoll / Gabriela Vargas- Cetina / Thomas M. Wilson

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Gabriela Vargas-Cetina
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Release: 2013-02-01
File: 303 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780817357177

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By working with underserved communities, anthropologists may play a larger role in democratizing society. The growth of disparities challenges anthropology to be used for social justice. This engaged stance moves the application of anthropological theory, methods, and practice toward action and activism. However, this engagement also moves anthropologists away from traditional roles of observation toward participatory roles that become increasingly involved with those communities or social groupings being studied. The chapters in this book suggest the roles anthropologists are able to play to bring us closer to a public anthropology characterized as engagement.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Sam Beck
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release: 2013-07-30
File: 178 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781782380375

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The 2010 WikiLeaks release of 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables has made it eminently clear that there is a vast gulf between the public face of diplomacy and the opinions and actions that take place behind embassy doors. In At Home with the Diplomats, Iver B. Neumann offers unprecedented access to the inner workings of a foreign ministry. Neumann worked for several years at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he had an up-close view of how diplomats conduct their business and how they perceive their own practices. In this book he shows us how diplomacy is conducted on a day-to-day basis. Approaching contemporary diplomacy from an anthropological perspective, Neumann examines the various aspects of diplomatic work and practice, including immunity, permanent representation, diplomatic sociability, accreditation, and issues of gender equality. Neumann shows that the diplomat working abroad and the diplomat at home are engaged in two different modes of knowledge production. Diplomats in the field focus primarily on gathering and processing information. In contrast, the diplomat based in his or her home capital is caught up in the seemingly endless production of texts: reports, speeches, position papers, and the like. Neumann leaves the reader with a keen sense of the practices of diplomacy: relations with foreign ministries, mediating between other people’s positions while integrating personal and professional into a cohesive whole, adherence to compulsory routines and agendas, and, above all, the generation of knowledge. Yet even as they come to master such quotidian tasks, diplomats are regularly called upon to do exceptional things, such as negotiating peace.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Iver B. Neumann
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release: 2012-08-15
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780801462993

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Genre: Anthropology
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2001
File: Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000092445034

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Genre: Feminism and the arts
Author: Arlene Raven
Publisher:
Release: 1983
File: 65 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSD:31822006371892

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This Handbook engages the reader in the major debates, approaches, methodologies, and explanatory frames within political anthropology. Examining the shifting borders of a moving field of enquiry, it illustrates disciplinary paradigm shifts, the role of humans in political structures, ethnographies of the political, and global processes. Reflecting the variety of directions that surround political anthropology today, this volume will be essential reading to understanding the interactions of humans within political frames in a globalising world.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Harald Wydra
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release: 2018-11-30
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781783479016

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