A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics by David Nugent (ed.), Joan Vincent (ed.) PDF

By David Nugent (ed.), Joan Vincent (ed.)

ISBN-10: 0631229728

ISBN-13: 9780631229728

ISBN-10: 1405161906

ISBN-13: 9781405161909

This significant other bargains an unheard of review of anthropology’s exact contribution to the learn of politics. Explores the foremost thoughts and problems with our time — from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to identification politics and past. every one bankruptcy displays on recommendations and matters that experience formed the anthropology of politics and concludes with options on and demanding situations for a way forward. Anthropology’s targeted style, ethnography, lies on the middle of this quantity.

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It would register the recurrent attack on what constituted reason in the eighteenth century. Nor would such a genealogy track a rule of reason (veering on or off course) with an undercurrent of emotional strain. Rather it might resituate the art of governance as one modeled after an earlier genre that took as its project the art of knowing oneself as part of the ‘‘art of knowing men’’ (James 1997:2–3). As Alasdair MacIntyre (l984:149) writes, ‘‘Virtues are dispositions not only to act in particular ways, but also to feel in particular ways.

Berkeley: University of California Press. Memmi, Albert (1967) Colonizer and Colonized. Boston: Beacon. Reddy, William (2001) The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions. New York: Cambridge University Press. Rosaldo, Michelle Z. (1984) Toward an Anthropology of Self and Feeling. In Culture Theory: Essays on Mind, Self, and Emotion, ed. Richard A. Shweder and Robert A. LeVine, pp. 137– 157. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Sica, Ala (1988) Weber, Irrationality, and Social Order.

Because the destruction of private property had been so central an imperative in building up socialism – recall Marx and Engels’s dictum in the Communist Manifesto, ‘‘The distinguishing feature of communism is the abolition of bourgeois property’’ – the destruction of socialism after 1989 meant almost everywhere the recreation of private property. That process was soon to reveal, however – to scholars, at least – the necessity of better understanding how property functioned in socialism. Not surprisingly, its operation proved quintessentially political.

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