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Author Kurtz, Donald V.

Title Political anthropology : power and paradigms / Donald V. Kurtz
Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 251 pages)
Contents Introduction -- pt. 1: Paradigms and science. The paradigms of political anthropology -- pt. 2: Political essentials. Political power ; Political leaders and authorities ; Succession to political status and office and the legitimation of political authority -- pt. 3: Paradigms and topics of political anthropology. The structural-functional paradigm ; The politics of kinship ; The processual paradigm ; The paradigm of political economy ; The paradigm of political evolution: neo-evolution and political organization ; The paradigm of political evolution: the evolution of politics ; Anthropology and the study of the state ; The postmodern paradigm of political anthropology : the genre of experimental political ethnography
Summary An examination of the ideas that constitute the research paradigms and selected topics by which anthropologists explain and understand power, politics, political organizations, and political topics across ethnographic and historical space and time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-237) and index
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Subject Political anthropology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813346177
1429488956 (electronic bk.)
9781429488952 (electronic bk.)
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