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Political Anthropology

Power And Paradigms, 1st Edition

By Donald V Kurtz


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Politics is all about power, and power--its composition, creation, and use--pervades this unique and clearly written assessment of the paradigms by which anthropologists explain and understand political phenomena. In Political Anthropology, Donald V. Kurtz examines how anthropologists think about politics, political organizations, and problems fund

Table of Contents

PART ONE PARADIGMS AND SCIENCE, 1 The Paradigms of Political Anthropology, PART TWO POLITICAL EssENTIALS, 2 Political Power, 3 Political Leaders and Authorities, 4 Succession to Political Status and Office and the Legitimation of Political Authority, PART THREE PARADIGMS AND TOPICS OF POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 5 The Structural-Functional Paradigm, 6 The Politics of Kinship, 7 The Processual Paradigm, 8 The Paradigm of Political Economy, 9 The Paradigm of Political Evolution: Neo-evolution and Political Organization, 10 The Paradigm of Political Evolution: The Evolution of Politics, 11 Anthropology and the Study of the State, 12 The Postmodem Paradigm of Political Anthropology: The Genre of Experimental Political Ethnography

About the Author

Donald V. Kurtz is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and has current affiliations with departments of Anthropology at the University of Texas - San Antonio and Southwest Texas State University. He is the author of The Politics of a Poverty Habitat, Contradictions and Conflict: A Dialectical Political Anthropology of a University in Western India, and Hegemony and Anthropology: Gramsci, Exegetes, Transformations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General