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Power and Its Disguises : Anthropological Perspectives on Politics

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ISBN-10: 0745307396

ISBN-13: 9780745307398

Edition: 1st 1994

Authors: John Gledhill

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Anthropologists now argue that their perspectives help those in the North understand themselves in a world that is experiencing profound changes. In exploring this argument what emerges from this work is a multilayered complexity of political relations which include symbols and rituals associated with political action. The emergent New World Order is pregnant with symptoms of crisis, ranging from explosive nationalisms of the former Soviet Empire and the gunmen of Mogadishu, to the increasing stoicism of the public of western democracies towards the political process. This book explores the differences between the experience and nature of power in different kinds of societies and presents a…    
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Book details

Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Pluto Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English