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

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

ISBN-10: 0631229728

ISBN-13: 9780631229728

ISBN-10: 1405161906

ISBN-13: 9781405161909

This spouse bargains an extraordinary evaluate of anthropology’s distinct contribution to the research of politics. Explores the foremost ideas and problems with our time — from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to id politics and past. every one bankruptcy displays on recommendations and concerns that experience formed the anthropology of politics and concludes with techniques on and demanding situations for how forward. Anthropology’s special style, ethnography, lies on the middle of this quantity.

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Police reports from the night before described something stranger still, a charivaresque cacophony in the colored quarters of the old city, where small groups were heard shouting, ‘‘Samoanja radicaal,’’ accompanied by music on copper kettles and rowdy groups throwing AFF ECT I V E S TAT ES 15 stones at the house of that high official they labeled ‘‘an enemy of the people,’’ while calling for his deportation from Java. But what was this outcry, ‘‘Samoanja radicaal,’’ which seems to capture a bilingual jeu de mots, a Dutch Malay play on words, embedded in the phrase?

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First, I look at socialist property as a cultural system: what kinds of categories did socialist systems create for property? Here I emphasize the categories as formally constituted in law; I discuss later on how they functioned in practice. Second, I consider it as a system of power and social relations: how did these categories become real, and what kinds of property relations were constituted thereby? How did a system based on ownership by ‘‘the whole people’’ break that entity down into smaller ones interacting with one another to make property rights effective?

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