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The Resource Anthropology, politics and the state : democracy and violence in South Asia, Jonathan Spencer

Anthropology, politics and the state : democracy and violence in South Asia, Jonathan Spencer

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Anthropology, politics and the state : democracy and violence in South Asia
Title
Anthropology, politics and the state
Title remainder
democracy and violence in South Asia
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Spencer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years anthropology has rediscovered its interest in politics. Building on the findings of this research, this book offers a new way of analysing the relationship between culture and politics, with special attention to democracy, nationalism, the state and political violence. Beginning with scenes from an unruly early 1980s election campaign in Sri Lanka, it covers issues from rural policing in north India to slum housing in Delhi, presenting arguments about secularism and pluralism, and the ambiguous energies released by electoral democracy across the sub-continent. It ends by discussing feminist peace activists in Sri Lanka, struggling to sustain a window of shared humanity after two decades of war. Bringing together and linking the themes of democracy, identity and conflict, this new study shows how anthropology can take a central role in understanding other people's politics, especially the issues that seem to have divided the world since 9/11"--Jacket
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Cataloging source
CAMBR
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spencer, Jonathan
Dewey number
306.20954
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN635.S57
LC item number
S68 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New departures in anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political anthropology
  • Politics and culture
  • Political violence
  • Democracy
  • South Asia
  • South Asia
  • Politique et culture
  • Démocratie
  • Violence politique
  • Anthropologie politique
  • Asie méridionale
  • Asie méridionale
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Ethnic relations
  • Political anthropology
  • Politics and government
  • Political violence
  • Politics and culture
  • South Asia
  • Politik
  • Gewalt
  • Politische Anthropologie
  • Südasien
  • Politieke antropologie
  • Democratie
  • Geweld
  • Zuid-Azië
  • Politische Anthropologie
  • Politische Kultur
  • Demokratie
  • Gewalt
  • Ethnie
  • Konflikt
  • Südasien
Label
Anthropology, politics and the state : democracy and violence in South Asia, Jonathan Spencer
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The strange death of political anthropology -- 2. Locating the political -- 3. Culture, nation and misery -- 4. Performing democracy -- 5. States and persons -- 6. The state and violence -- 7. Pluralism in theory, pluralism in practice -- 8. Politics and counter-politics
Control code
817928042
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511801853
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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d09d6d33-dba4-424f-a1cd-cbab3e3a13a8
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817928042
Label
Anthropology, politics and the state : democracy and violence in South Asia, Jonathan Spencer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The strange death of political anthropology -- 2. Locating the political -- 3. Culture, nation and misery -- 4. Performing democracy -- 5. States and persons -- 6. The state and violence -- 7. Pluralism in theory, pluralism in practice -- 8. Politics and counter-politics
Control code
817928042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511801853
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d09d6d33-dba4-424f-a1cd-cbab3e3a13a8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817928042

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