By Myron J. Aronoff,Jan Kubik
What can anthropology and political technological know-how study from one another? The authors argue that collaboration, really within the zone of suggestions and methodologies, is enormously necessary for either disciplines, even though additionally they take care of a few troubling elements of the connection. targeting the impact of anthropology on political technological know-how, the booklet examines the fundamental assumptions the practitioners of every self-discipline make concerning the nature of social and political truth, compares many of the key innovations every one box employs, and gives an intensive evaluate of the fundamental equipment of analysis that "bridge" either disciplines: ethnography and case research. via ethnography (participant observation), reliance on prolonged case stories, and using "anthropological" options and sensibilities, a better realizing of a few of the main difficult problems with the day may be won. for instance, political anthropology demanding situations the appearance of the "autonomy of the political" assumed by means of political technology to represent so-called glossy societies. numerous chapters contain a cross-disciplinary research of key thoughts and concerns: political tradition, political ritual, the politics of collective identification, democratization in divided societies, clash answer, civil society, and the politics of post-Communist transformations.
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Anthropology and Political Science: A Convergent Approach (Anthropology & ...) by Myron J. Aronoff,Jan Kubik