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Title The anthropology of power : empowerment and disempowerment in changing structures / edited by Angela Cheater.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 213 pages) : illustrations.
Series ASA monographs ; 36
A.S.A. monographs ; 36.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Chapter 1 Power in the postmodern era / ANGELA CHEATER -- chapter 2 Empowering ambiguities / WENDY JAMES -- chapter 3 The discursive space of schooling -- chapter 4 'Father did not answer that question' -- chapter 5 The reach of the postcolonial state -- chapter 6 The guardians of power -- chapter 7 The dialectics of negation and negotiation in the anthropology of mineral resource development in Papua New Guinea -- chapter 8 Land and re-empowerment -- chapter 9 Indigenisation as empowerment? -- chapter 10 Exploitation after Marx / ROBERT LAYTON -- chapter 11 Evading state control -- chapter 12 Authority versus power -- chapter 13 Speaking truth to power? -- chapter 14 Machiavellian empowerment and disempowerment.
Summary An edited collection which examines the theoretical issues surrounding power, and particularly empowerment, which uses ethnographic analysis as its basis. It takes material from the Middle East, Canada, Columbia, Australasia and various parts of Europe and Africa. It looks particularly at the extent to which traditionally disempowered groups gain influence in postcolonial or multicultural settings, and at how power relates to economic development, gender and environmentalism.
Language English.
Subject Power (Social sciences)
Political participation.
Marginality, Social.
Social change.
Social change -- Congresses.
Marginality, Social -- Congresses.
Power (Social sciences) -- Congresses.
Political participation -- Congresses.
Marginality, Social. (OCoLC)fst01009156
Political participation. (OCoLC)fst01069386
Power (Social sciences) (OCoLC)fst01074219
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Indexed Term Empowerment
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Added Author Cheater, Angela P., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Anthropology of power. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999 0415193885 9780415193887 (DLC) 98027573 (OCoLC)39313529
ISBN 0415193885 (Cloth)
0415193893 (Paper)
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