Power and Its Disguises
Anthropological Perspectives on PoliticseBook - 2000
â__Gledhill manages to cover a lot of ground in drawing out the thematic and theoretical focuses of political anthropology, brilliantly giving them life through a wide variety of empirical examples. ... The book will serve as a very good introduction to political anthropology for any student of power and politics.â__ Journal of Peace ResearchIn this fully updated edition of Power and Its Disguises, John Gledhill explores both the complexities of local situations and the power relations that shape the global order. He shows how historically informed anthropological perspectives can contribute to debates about democratisation by incorporating a â__view from belowâ__ and revealing forces that shape power relations behind the formal facade of state institutions. Examples are drawn from Brazil, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sri Lanka, amongst others.
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Pluto Press, 2000.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 272 p.)