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Political Anthropology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0897898915
ISBN-13: 9780897898911
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Ted C. Lewellen
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

In the foreword to the first edition, renowned anthropologist, Victor Turner, wrote that this book was a "succinct and lucid account of the sporadic growth of political anthropology over the past four decades . . . the introduction we have all been waiting for." 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. The third edition has been significantly updated and expanded, with extensive changes in many chapters, two new chapters, a new Preface that replaces the Introduction of the first two editions, an updated Glossary and Suggested Readings list, and an expanded Bibliography. In a clearly written style, this introduction also provides the background necessary for further study. The new chapters cover such topics as the politics of identity, and the transition from modernism to postmodernism. As with the earlier editions, this third edition of what has become a classic in the discipline still serves as a basic text and structure for a full course.

Foreword, Written for the First Edition
Preface
The Development of Political Anthropology
Types of Preindustrial Political Systems
The Evolution of the State
Religion in Politics: Sacred Legitimacy, Divine Resistance
Structure and Process
The Individual in the Political Arena: Action Theory and Game Theory
The Power of the People: Resistance and Rebellion
Gender and Power
The Politics of Identity: Ethnicity and Nationalism
Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Emerging Synthesis
From Modernization to Globalization

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