The Resource Elite cultures : anthropological perspectives, edited by Cris Shore and Stephen Nugent, (electronic resource/)

Elite cultures : anthropological perspectives, edited by Cris Shore and Stephen Nugent, (electronic resource/)

Label
Elite cultures : anthropological perspectives
Title
Elite cultures
Title remainder
anthropological perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cris Shore and Stephen Nugent
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The anthropological study of elites has gained increasing prominence with the shift of the anthropological gaze toward issues of power, prestige and status in the societies of anthropologists themselves. However, our understanding of elites is often partial, obscured as it is by the theoretical weaknesses of Western models on the one hand and, on the other, by the difficulties in studying elites from the inside. Drawing on a diverse, comparative ethnographic literature, this new volume examines the intimate spaces and cultural practices of those elites who occupy positions of power and authority across a variety of different settings. Using ethnographic case studies from a wide range of geographical areas, including Mexico, Peru, Amazonia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Europe, North America and Africa, the contributors explore the inner worlds of meaning and practice that define and sustain elite identities. They also provide insights into the cultural mechanisms that maintain elite status, and into the complex ways that elite groups relate to, and are embedded within, wider social and historical processes.; The book addresses a number of fundamental questions about the nature of elites and society such as; *How do elites in different societies maintain their position of domination? *How do elites reproduce themselves over time? *How do elites represent themselves? *How can we study elites anthropologically? *What implications does this study have for the discipline of anthropology? In exemplifying anthropologys contribution to the study of power, this book provides a welcome and timely addition to the literature as well as to current debates about the scope and direction of the discipline itself. Professor John Eade, University of Surrey, UK; Dr Sandra Evers Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands; Dr
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.5/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN492.25
LC item number
.E34 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
ASA monographs
Series volume
v. 38
Label
Elite cultures : anthropological perspectives, edited by Cris Shore and Stephen Nugent, (electronic resource/)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: towards an anthropology of elites -- World society as an old regime -- The powers behind the masks: Mexicos political class and social elites at the end of the millennium -- Gente boa: elites in and of Amazonia -- Elites on the margins: mestizo traders in the southern Peruvian Andes -- The vanishing elite: the political and cultural work of nationalist revolution in Sri Lanka -- The changing nature of elites in Indonesia today -- Settlers and their elites in Kenya and Liberia -- Cultural heritage and the role of traditional intellectuals in Mali and Cameroon -- The construction of elite status in the extreme Southern Highlands of Madagascar -- Revising the past: the heritage elite and Native peoples in North America -- Revolution and royal style: problems of post-socialist legitimacy in Laos -- How far can you go? English Catholic elites and the erosion of ethnic boundaries -- Pre-symptomatic networks: tracking experts across medical science and the new genetics -- Anthropologists: lions and/or foxes
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ocm56328262
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1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
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Label
Elite cultures : anthropological perspectives, edited by Cris Shore and Stephen Nugent, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://massasoit.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&authtype=cookie%2Cip%2Ccpid&custid=massas&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=102658
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: towards an anthropology of elites -- World society as an old regime -- The powers behind the masks: Mexicos political class and social elites at the end of the millennium -- Gente boa: elites in and of Amazonia -- Elites on the margins: mestizo traders in the southern Peruvian Andes -- The vanishing elite: the political and cultural work of nationalist revolution in Sri Lanka -- The changing nature of elites in Indonesia today -- Settlers and their elites in Kenya and Liberia -- Cultural heritage and the role of traditional intellectuals in Mali and Cameroon -- The construction of elite status in the extreme Southern Highlands of Madagascar -- Revising the past: the heritage elite and Native peoples in North America -- Revolution and royal style: problems of post-socialist legitimacy in Laos -- How far can you go? English Catholic elites and the erosion of ethnic boundaries -- Pre-symptomatic networks: tracking experts across medical science and the new genetics -- Anthropologists: lions and/or foxes
Control code
ocm56328262
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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