By David Nugent (ed.), Joan Vincent (ed.)
This significant other bargains an unheard of evaluate of anthropology’s exact contribution to the research of politics. Explores the major techniques and problems with our time — from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to id politics and past. each one bankruptcy displays on innovations and matters that experience formed the anthropology of politics and concludes with recommendations on and demanding situations for a way forward. Anthropology’s distinct style, ethnography, lies on the middle of this quantity.
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics by David Nugent (ed.), Joan Vincent (ed.)