The Anthropology of Citizenship

A Reader

Author: Sian Lazar

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1118412915

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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The Anthropology of Citizenship introduces thetheoretical foundations of and cutting edge approaches tocitizenship in the contemporary world, in local, national andglobal contexts. Key readings provide a cross-cultural perspectiveon citizenship practices, and an individual citizen’srelationship with the state. Introduces a range of exciting and cutting edge approaches tocitizenship in the contemporary world Provides key readings for students and researchers who wish togain an understanding of citizenship practices, and anindividual’s relationship with the state in a globalcontext Offers an anthropological perspective on citizenship, the selfand political agency, with a focus on encounters between citizensand the state in education, law, development, and immigrationpolicy Provides students with an understanding of the theoreticalfoundations of citizenship, as characterized by liberal and civicrepublican ideas of political belonging and exclusion Explores how citizenship is constructed at different scales andin different spaces Twenty-five key writings identify what is a new and vibrantsubfield within politics and anthropological research

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

Author: Ullrich Kockel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119111625

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe offers a survey of contemporary Europeanist anthropology and European ethnology, and a guide to emerging trends in this geographical field of research. Providing a synthesis of the different traditions and contemporary approaches, the book is both thematic and fully cross–European in its approach. Provides an authoritative guide for researchers, instructors and students of anthropology and European studies Discusses important emerging trends in this broadening field of research Includes established names and rising stars who will shape the discipline in years to come

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119111668

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

Author: David Nugent,Joan Vincent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470692936

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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This Companion offers an unprecedented overview of anthropology’s unique contribution to the study of politics. Explores the key concepts and issues of our time - from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to identity politics and beyond Each chapter reflects on concepts and issues that have shaped the anthropology of politics and concludes with thoughts on and challenges for the way ahead Anthropology’s distinctive genre, ethnography, lies at the heart of this volume

The Anthropology of Europe

Identity and Boundaries in Conflict

Author: Victoria A. Goddard

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780854969012

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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This is the first study of Europe post-1989 from an anthropological perspective. Thirteen distinguished authors examine the social, cultural and political implications of European integration with particular emphasis on changing European identities, concepts of citizenship and levels of participation. Their aim is to suggest an agenda for future research capable of addressing developing trends in contemporary Europe. The book is divided into two parts. The first deals with major theoretical issues that have characterized the anthropological study of Europe and includes a detailed introductory chapter which charts the history of anthropology in Europe and considers the prospects for an anthropology of Europe. This is followed by key themes in the study of European society and culture including kinship, gender, nationalism, immigration and changing patterns of production. The second section develops these themes further using different theoretical perspectives to explain complex issues such as nationalism, ethnic identities, and sectarian conflicts. Nine case studies cover a wide range of contemporary topics including European integration and Irish nationalism, the transmission of ethnic identity, and identity and conflict in the former Yugoslavia and post-colonial Gibraltar. This book fills a gap in the literature on European integration and will be of interest to anthropologists and sociologists as well as students of Political Science, Communications and European Studies.

The Anthropology of the State

A Reader

Author: Aradhana Sharma,Akhil Gupta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405155353

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical textsand cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific stateinstitutions, practices, and processes and outlines ananthropological framework for rethinking future study of “thestate”. Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, andrepresentations that constitute the “state”. Promotes cultural and transnational approaches to thesubject. Helps readers to make anthropological sense of the state as acultural artifact, in the context of a neoliberalizing,transnational world.


Flexible Citizenship

The Cultural Logics of Transnationality

Author: Aihwa Ong

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822322696

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Ethnographic and theoretical accounts of the transnational practices of Chinese elites, showing how they constitute a dispersed Chinese public, but also how they reinforce the strength of capital and the state.

The Anthropology of Globalization

Cultural Anthropology Enters the 21st Century

Author: Ted C. Lewellen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897897389

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Presents the first and only critical overview of the anthropology of globalization, a subject area so new that previously it existed only as multiple, unintegrated ethnographies and theoretical positions.


City of God

Christian Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala

Author: Kevin Lewis O'Neill

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520260635

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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"A significant study of religion and power by a probing and caring anthropologist. Full of surprising insights, City of God is a must-read for anyone concerned with the possibilities and limits of political theology in a volatile 21st century."—João Biehl, author of Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment “City of God is a rich and gracefully written ethnography of Pentecostal Christians in today's Guatemala which shows how a disciplined self, constituted in daily devotional activities, is believed to be pertinent not only for individual well-being but the soul of the nation. With its concept of 'Christian citizenship,' it is also a significant theoretical contribution to the anthropology of religion. The book deserves to be read widely by students of anthropology, Central America, Christianity and religion more generally.”—Steve Caton, author of Yemen Chronicle: An Anthropology of War and Mediation “A groundbreaking ethnography of Christian citizenship and subject formation in the neo-liberal era. O'Neill focuses on what evangelical Christians in Guatemala City actually do, by way of a close study of Church ceremonies, cell group meetings, interviews, direct daily observation and close readings of the voluminous mass-media products. The result is a thoroughly innovative study of the way in which social circumstance and politics are internalized. We will be feeling the aftershocks of the movement that is so sensitively studied in this book for years to come.”—Claudio Lomnitz, author of Death and the Idea of Mexico

The Anthropology of Sport

Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics

Author: Niko Besnier,Susan Brownell,Thomas F. Carter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520963814

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil’s stadiums or China’s parks, on Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy, bet money, perform witchcraft, and ingest substances. Sport is a microcosm of what life is about. The Anthropology of Sport explores how sport both shapes and is shaped by the social, cultural, political, and historical contexts in which we live. Core themes discussed in this book include the body, modernity, nationalism, the state, citizenship, transnationalism, globalization, and gender and sexuality.

The anthropology of Africa

challenges for the 21st century : proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Pan African Anthropological Association : Yaoundé, Cameroon, August 30-September 2, 1999

Author: Pan African Anthropological Association. Conference,Pan African Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

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The Anthropology of Globalization

A Reader

Author: Renato Rosaldo

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 498

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This reader brings together key writings by prominent anthropologists on the subject of globalization. It grounds the study of globalization ethnographically by locating global processes in everyday practice and addresses the global flow of capital, people, commodities, media, and ideologies.

Reasonable Radicals and Citizenship in Botswana

The Public Anthropology of Kalanga Elites

Author: Richard P. Werbner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253216779

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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[How elites forge good government and civil society in Botswana.].

The Anthropology of Moralities

Author: Monica Heintz

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845459385

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Anthropologists have been keenly aware of the tension between cultural relativism and absolute norms, and nowhere has this been more acute than with regards to moral values. Can we study the Other’s morality without applying our own normative judgments? How do social anthropologists keep both the distance required by science and the empathy required for the analysis of lived experiences? The plurality of moralities has not received an explicit and focused attention until recently, when accelerated globalization often resulted in the collision of different value systems. Observing, describing and assessing values cross-culturally, the authors propose various methodological approaches to the study of moralities, illustrated with rich ethnographic accounts, thus offering a valuable guide for students of anthropology, sociology and cultural studies and for professionals concerned with the empirical and cross-cultural study of values.

The Anthropology of Religious Conversion

Author: Andrew Buckser,Stephen D. Glazier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742517783

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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This text paints a picture of conversion far more complex than its customary image in anthropology and religious studies.


A Companion to the Anthropology of India

Author: Isabelle Clark-Decès

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390582

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India’s globalization in the twenty-first century. Provides readers with an important new introduction to the anthropology of India Explores the larger global issues that have transformed India since the end of colonization, including demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and religious issues Contributions by leading experts present up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of key topics such as population and life expectancy, civil society, social-moral relationships, caste and communalism, youth and consumerism, the new urban middle class, environment and health, tourism, public and religious cultures, politics and law Represents an authoritative guide for professional social and cultural anthropologists, and South Asian specialists, and an accessible reference work for students engaged in the analysis of India’s modern transformation