Political Leadership among Swat Pathans

Author: Fredrik Barth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 1845202783
Release Date: 1965-02-01
Genre: Social Science

A classic and highly influential ethnography, which explores political leadership among Swat Pathans - and which emphasizes the importance of individual decision-making for wider social processes.

Akka Bakka

Author: Frank Heidemann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825881164
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Badaga (Indic people)

The Migration Process

Author: Pnina Werbner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472518484
Release Date: 2015-03-15
Genre: Social Science

This study, which breaks new ground in urban research, is a comprehensive and definitive account of one of the many communities of South Asians to emerge throughout the Western industrial world since the Second World War - the British Pakistanis in Manchester. This book examines the cultural dimensions of immigrant entrepreneurship and the formation of an ethnic enclave community, and explores the structure and theory of urban ritual and its place within the immigrant gift economy.

Initiating Change in Highland Ethiopia

Author: Dena Freeman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139434896
Release Date: 2002-10-17
Genre: Social Science

In a rural community in Southern Ethiopia, there are two types of rituals performed by the same people. Historical evidence suggests that one has shown remarkable stability over the years, while the other has undergone massive transformations. External factors are the same, so how is this to be explained? In this 2002 book, Dena Freeman focuses on ethnographical and historical data from the Gamo Highlands of Southern Ethiopia to tackle the question of cultural change and transformation. She uses a comparative perspective and contrasts the continuity in sacrificial rituals with the rapid divergence and differentiation in initiations. Freeman argues that although external change drives internal cultural transformation, the way in which it does is greatly influenced by the structural organization of the cultural systems themselves. This insight leads to a rethinking of the analytic tension between structure and agency that is at the heart of contemporary anthropological theory.

Migrants and Refugees

Author: Patricia Jeffery
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521210706
Release Date: 1976-07-08
Genre: Social Science

This study analyses the immigration of Muslim and Christian Pakistani families coming into Britain.


ISBN: UCAL:B3901569
Release Date: 1973

The Middle East and Central Asia

Author: Dale F. Eickelman
ISBN: 0131230190
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

The Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological Approach, Third Edition, depicts the impact of global economic and political change in the Middle East and Central Asia against pervasive social and cultural continuities. The world-wide competition for vital resources - oil, water, and land - is set alongside the struggle for political and religious authority; volatile national, ethnic, and religious identities; rising educational levels; accelerated population growth and diminishing economic opportunities; shifting gender roles; and the personal, family, and communal ties through which the people of the Middle East render their day-to-day existence more stable and predictable.

Knowing one another

Author: Merryl Wyn Davies
Publisher: Mansell
ISBN: UOM:39015014285699
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Social Science

Power and its disguises

Author: John Gledhill
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105025086401
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science

'A very good introduction to political anthropology for any student of power and politics.’ --Journal of Peace Research

The Middle East

Author: Dale F. Eickelman
ISBN: UOM:39015018479504
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Africa, North

The Middle East: An Anthropological Approach presents a cogent analysis of the great impact economic and political change imposes on the Middle East. Socio-political complexities inherent to this highly volatile region are thoroughly emphasized: political and religious authority; communal, national, and religious loyalties; family and personal ties shaping Middle Eastern societies and cultures. -- Back cover.

Power its disguises

Author: John Gledhill
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015032845904
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Social Science

God s People

Author: Malcolm J. C. Calley
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023893453
Release Date: 1965
Genre: Pentecostal churches

Issued under the auspices of the Institute of Race Relations, London; non Aboriginal material.