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Pathways of Power : Building an Anthropology of the Modern World.

Author/Creator:
Wolf, Eric R.
Publication:
Berkerley : University of California Press, 2001.
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1 online resource (487 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Ethnology -- Philosophy.
Ethnology -- Comparative method.
Political anthropology.
Power (Social sciences).
Group identity.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This collection of twenty-eight essays by renowned anthropologist Eric R. Wolf is a legacy of some of his most original work, with an insightful foreword by Aram Yengoyan. Of the essays, six have never been published and two have not appeared in English until now. Shortly before his death, Wolf prepared introductions to each section and individual pieces, as well as an intellectual autobiography that introduces the collection as a whole. Sydel Silverman, who completed the editing of the book, says in her preface, "He wanted this selection of his writings over the past half-century to serve as part of the history of how anthropology brought the study of complex societies and world systems into its purview.".
Contents:
Cover
Contents
Foreword: Culture and Power in the Writings of Eric R. Wolf
Preface
Introduction: An Intellectual Autobiography
PART I. ANTHROPOLOGY
1. American Anthropologists and American Society
2. Kroeber Revisited
3. Remarks on The People of Puerto Rico
4. On Fieldwork and Theory
5. Anthropology among the Powers
PART II. CONNECTIONS
6. Building the Nation
7. The Social Organization of Mecca and the Origins of Islam
8. Aspects of Group Relations in a Complex Society: Mexico
9. The Virgin of Guadalupe: A Mexican National Symbol
10. Closed Corporate Peasant Communities in Mesoamerica and Central Java
11. The Vicissitudes of the Closed Corporate Peasant Community
12. Kinship, Friendship, and Patron-Client Relations in Complex Societies
13. Ethnicity and Nationhood
PART III. PEASANTS
14. Types of Latin American Peasantry: A Preliminary Discussion
15. Specific Aspects of Plantation Systems in the New World: Community Subcultures and Social Classes
16. Peasants and Revolution
17. Phases of Rural Protest in Latin America
18. Is the "Peasantry" a Class?
19. On Peasant Rent
20. The Second Serfdom in Eastern Europe and Latin America
21. Peasant Nationalism in an Alpine Valley
PART IV. CONCEPTS
22. Culture: Panacea or Problem?
23. Inventing Society
24. The Mills of Inequality: A Marxian Approach
25. Incorporation and Identity in the Making of the Modern World
26. Ideas and Power
27. Facing Power-Old Insights, New Questions
28. Perilous Ideas: Race, Culture, People
References
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Silverman, Sydel.
Yengoyan, Aram.
Other format:
Print version: Wolf, Eric R. Pathways of Power
ISBN:
9780520924871
9780520223349
OCLC:
475930220