Critical Junctions

Author: Don Kalb
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845450086
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

The 'cultural turn' has been a multifarious and pervasive phenomenon in Western universities and modes of social knowledge since the early 1980s. This work focuses on the conjunction of two disciplines where the analytic promises of humanist and social science approaches soon become obvious.

Beyond the Cultural Turn

Author: Victoria E. Bonnell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520216792
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

A collection of engaging essays that look specifically at the effect of culturalism on history and sociology and propose new directions in the theory and practice of research.

Headlines of Nation Subtexts of Class

Author: Don Kalb
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9780857452047
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Social Science

Since 1989 neo-nationalism has grown as a volatile political force in almost all European societies in tandem with the formation of a neoliberal European Union and wider capitalist globalizations. Focusing on working classes situated in long-run localized processes of social change, including processes of dispossession and disenfranchisement, this volume investigates how the experiences, histories, and relationships of social class are a necessary ingredient for explaining the re-emergence and dynamics of populist nationalism in both Eastern and Western Europe. Featuring in-depth urban and regional case studies from Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Italy and Scotland this volume reclaims class for anthropological research and lays out a new interdisciplinary agenda for studying identity politics in the intensifying neoliberal conjuncture.

The Cultural Turn in U S History

Author: James W. Cook
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226115078
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

An account of one of the most dominant trends in recent historical writing, this book takes stock of the field even as it showcases exemplars of its practice. Taken together, the essays present a broad picture of the state of American cultural-historical scholarship.

Work and Livelihoods

Author: Susana Narotzky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317602439
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Social Science

This volume presents a global range of ethnographic case studies to explore the ways in which - in the context of the restructuring of industrial work, the ongoing financial crisis, and the surge in unemployment and precarious employment - local and global actors engage with complex social processes and devise ideological, political, and economic responses to them. It shows how the reorganization and re-signification of work, notably shifts in the perception and valorization of work, affect domestic and community arrangements and shape the conditions of life of workers and their families.

Expanding Class

Author: Don Kalb
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822320223
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

A unique study of economic change, class and social experience in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the industrial Netherlands.

Democracy at Large

Author: B. Petric
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137032768
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Genre: Political Science

An analysis of the transnationalization of politics in several societies concerned by programs of democracy promotion, the contributors to this book seek to understand how these new global norms and programs create forms of appropriation and resistance at the local level.

Land s End

Author: Tania Murray Li
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: 0822356945
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Social Science

Drawing on two decades of ethnographic research in Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tania Murray Li offers an intimate account of the emergence of capitalist relations among indigenous highlanders who privatized their common land to plant a boom crop, cacao. Spurred by the hope of ending their poverty and isolation, some prospered, while others lost their land and struggled to sustain their families. Yet the winners and losers in this transition were not strangers—they were kin and neighbors. Li's richly peopled account takes the reader into the highlanders' world, exploring the dilemmas they faced as sharp inequalities emerged among them. The book challenges complacent, modernization narratives promoted by development agencies that assume inefficient farmers who lose out in the shift to high-value export crops can find jobs elsewhere. Decades of uneven and often jobless growth in Indonesia meant that for newly landless highlanders, land's end was a dead end. The book also has implications for social movement activists, who seldom attend to instances where enclosure is initiated by farmers rather than coerced by the state or agribusiness corporations. Li's attention to the historical, cultural, and ecological dimensions of this conjuncture demonstrates the power of the ethnographic method and its relevance to theory and practice today.

The Cultural Study of Music

Author: Martin Clayton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136754326
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Music

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Qui Parle

ISBN: WISC:89119257509
Release Date: 2010
Genre: French literature

The Ends of Globalization

Author: Don Kalb
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0847698858
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science

This book brings an empirical social science perspective to a public issue on which observers, economists, and business gurus have freely unleashed their abstract models and jumbo schemes. Written by internationally acclaimed authors, the chapters engage empirically tractable issues that are basic to any overall understanding of the social origins, structures, and consequences of the current wave of globalization. The book brings together in one volume diverse issues related to globalization that are generally dealt with in separate publications, such as migration, social inequality, flows of capital, Americanization and cultural identities, citizenship and collective action, and global governance. The diversity of topics and up to date discussion makes this book ideal as a text or supplementary reading for courses. As an argument for greater complexity, contingency and contradiction in contemporary debates on globalization, it is essential reading for any scholar or lay reader concerned about contemporary change.

The Ontological Turn

Author: Martin Holbraad
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316883198
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Genre: Social Science

A new and often controversial theoretical orientation that resonates strongly with wider developments in contemporary philosophy and social theory, the so-called 'ontological turn' is receiving a great deal of attention in anthropology and cognate disciplines at present. This book provides the first anthropological exposition of this recent intellectual development. It traces the roots of the ontological turn in the history of anthropology and elucidates its emergence as a distinct theoretical orientation over the past few decades, showing how it has emerged in the work of Roy Wagner, Marilyn Strathern and Viveiros de Castro, as well a number of younger scholars. Distinguishing this trajectory of thinking from related attempts to put questions of ontology at the heart of anthropological research, the book articulates critically the key methodological and theoretical tenets of the ontological turn, its prime epistemological and political implications, and locates it in the broader intellectual landscape of contemporary social theory.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465093564
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Social Science

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.