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History Power Ideology

Author : Donald L. Donham
ISBN : 0520920791
Genre : Social Science
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Is Marxism a reflection of the conceptual system it fights against, rather than a truly comprehensive approach to human history? Drawing on recent work in anthropology, history, and philosophy, Donald Donham confronts this problem in analyzing a radically different social order: the former Maale kingdom of southern Ethiopia. "Every once in a while there appears a book that . . . opens up new ways of inquiring into the ways of the world. Donald Donham has written such a book. The style is quiet and judicious, but the effect is stunning. . . . In putting inherited partisan approaches to the test of explaining the realities of Maale society and culture, Donham enriches anthropology and imparts new vigor to the analytical Marxian traditions. History, Power, Ideology embodies a major accomplishment."—From the Foreword
Category: Social Science

Marxist Modern

Author : Donald Lewis Donham
ISBN : 0520213297
Genre : History
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"Donham's beautifully written book makes a singular contribution to the emerging literature on global modernities. Donham creatively and seamlessly weaves together an array of textual fragments that enliven and enhance his ethnographic accounts, and together produce a fascinating book and a very good read." --Charles Piot, Duke University
Category: History

Marxism And Anthropology

Author : Maurice Bloch
ISBN : 9781136549007
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87.90 MB
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This book examines the uses made of anthropology by Marx and Engels, and the uses made of Marxism by anthropologists. Looking at the writings of Marx and Engels on primitive societies, the book evaluates their views in the light of present knowledge and draws attention to inconsistencies in their analysis of pre-capitalist societies. These inconsistencies can be traced to the influence of contemporary anthropologists who regarded primitive societies as classless. As Marxist theory was built around the idea of class, without this concept the conventional Marxist analysis foundered. First published in 1983.
Category: Social Science

Men Own The Fields Women Own The Crops

Author : Miriam Goheen
ISBN : 029914674X
Genre : History
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Based on a decade of fieldwork, this work tracks the negotiations between chiefs and subchiefs and women and men over ritual power, economic power, and administrative power. Though Nso' men obviously dominate their society at both the local level and nationally, women have had power of their own by virtue of their status as women. Men may own the land, for example, but women control the crops through their labor. Goheen explains clearly the place of gender in very complex historical processes, such as land tenure systems, title societies, chieftancy, marriage systems, changing ideas of symbolic capital, and internal and external politics
Category: History

A History Of Anthropological Theory Fifth Edition

Author : Paul A. Erickson
ISBN : 9781442636866
Genre : Social Science
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The fifth edition of this bestselling theory text has been revised throughout, with substantial updates, including more on gender and sexuality, and with a new section on Anthropologies of the Digital Age. Keyword definitions have been reinstated in the margins, and biographical information on theorists has been enhanced to build stronger context for readers. On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.
Category: Social Science

Tertullian The African

Author : David E. Wilhite
ISBN : 9783110926262
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This work is largely a social history of Tertullian, a Christian from Carthage (c.160–220 CE), and his ancient African context, which is viewed through a postcolonial lens. Theories from the discipline of social/cultural anthropology, e.g. kinship, class and ethnicity, are applied to selections of Tertullian’s writings. Some of the issues addressed include identity politics, Roman/African relations, martyrdom and the so-called Montanist heresy.
Category: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia Of Anthropology

Author : H. James Birx
ISBN : 9780761930297
Genre : Social Science
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This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.
Category: Social Science

Genealogies For The Present In Cultural Anthropology

Author : Bruce M. Knauft
ISBN : 9781136661341
Genre : Social Science
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In the wake of tensions between modern and postmodern sensibilities, what larger directions now emerge in cultural anthropology? In this major work, Bruce Knauft takes stock of important recent initiatives in cultural and critical theory. By combining critical reviews and ethnographic engagements with fresh readings of major figures and approaches, the work develops a larger vantage point for considering the dispersing influence of practice theories, postmodernism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, modern/post-positive feminism, and multicultural criticisms.
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Envisioning Power

Author : Eric R. Wolf
ISBN : 9780520215368
Genre : Philosophy
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This text explores the historical relationship of ideas, power and culture. Looking at several case studies, it analyses how the regnant ideology intertwines with power around the pivotal relationships that govern social labour.
Category: Philosophy

Understanding Religion And Social Change In Ethiopia

Author : M. Girma
ISBN : 9781137269423
Genre : Religion
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Religiosity is one aspect without which Ethiopian society cannot be fully understood. This book aims to map out the terrain of the discourse in religion-social change nexus in Ethiopian using the notion of covenant as an interpretive tool.
Category: Religion