A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics by David Nugent (ed.), Joan Vincent (ed.)

By David Nugent (ed.), Joan Vincent (ed.)

This spouse deals an unparalleled evaluate of anthropology’s designated contribution to the learn of politics. Explores the most important suggestions and problems with our time — from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to identification politics and past. each one bankruptcy displays on recommendations and concerns that experience formed the anthropology of politics and concludes with techniques on and demanding situations for how forward. Anthropology’s specific style, ethnography, lies on the middle of this quantity.

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I conclude by discussing some implications of this way of organizing property for its transformation after 1989. TYPES OF PROPERTY AND OWNERS UNDER SOCIALISM The outlines of socialist property as a cultural system emerge from inspecting its legal categories, as evident in legal texts. We should exercise care in reading them, for law did not occupy the same place in socialist societies as in Western ones, and property was no exception. Under socialism it was less a legal and more an administrative matter; it was governed not by legal procedures aimed at creating regularity and certainty but by administrative measures, regarded as having the force of law though not created through a legislative process backed by courts.

Parental love, either too much of it, as among Creole whites, or not enough, as among mixed-bloods, seems to come up at every turn. Parliamentary representation in Holland was a problem, but the ‘‘more dangerous grievances’’ were those perceived as widely shared and broadly spread among Europeans, old-timers and newcomers, Creoles, and the Colored: what they all wanted was an end to the privileges of the Delft monopoly and the Radical certificate denied their offspring. Worse still was this forced separation, what feelings it engendered, and what it did to people’s lives.

In French Colonial Empire and the Popular Front: Hope and Disillusion, ed. Tony Chafer and Amanda Sackur, pp. 33–55. Basingstoke: Macmillan. Williams, Raymond (1977) Marxism and Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press. SUGGESTED FURTHER READING Elias, Norbert (1982) The Civilizing Process, trans. Edmund J. Jephcott. New York: Pantheon. Ellison, Julie (1999) Cato’s Tears and the Making of Anglo-American Emotion. Chicago: Univesity of Chicago Press. Fanon, Frantz (1986) Black Skin, White Masks, trans.

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