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Kapferer, Bruce

Overview
Works: 88 works in 292 publications in 1 language and 4,240 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF1559, 301.21
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Kapferer
A celebration of demons : exorcism and the aesthetics of healing in Sri Lanka by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends of people, myths of state : violence, intolerance, and political culture in Sri Lanka and Australia by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civil war in Sri Lanka and the part that nationalism seemed to play in it inspired the writing of this book some twenty-three years ago. The argument was developed through a comparative analysis of nationalism in Sri Lanka with the author's native Australia. At the time this constituted an innovative approach to comparison in anthropology, as well as to nationalism and its possibilities. It was not based on differences but on the way in which perspectives from within the two nationalisms, when seen side-by-side, could present an understanding of their implication in producing the violence
Transaction and meaning : directions in the anthropology of exchange and symbolic behavior( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feast of the sorcerer : practices of consciousness and power by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorcery has long been associated with the "dark side" of human development, along with magic and witchcraft. This text argues, however, that sorcery practices reveal critical insights into how consciousness is formed, and how human beings constitute their social
Strategy and transaction in an African factory: African workers and Indian management in a Zambian town by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond rationalism : rethinking magic, witchcraft, and sorcery by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics in performance : formations of symbolic construction and experience by Angela Hobart( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In various ways, the essays presented in this volume explore the structures and aesthetic possibilities of music, dance and dramatic representation in ritual and theatrical situations in a diversity of ethnographic contexts in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia." "Each essay enters into a discussion of the "logic" of aesthetic processes exploring their social and political and symbolic import. The aim is above all to explore the way artistic and aesthetic practices in performance produce and structure experience."--Jacket
Co-operation, leadership and village structure: a preliminary economic and political study of ten Bisa villages in the Northern Province of Zambia by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis of the state : war and social upheaval by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing both historical contexts and geographical locations, this volume explores the continuous reformation of state power and its potential in situations of violent conflict. The state, otherwise understood as an abstract and transcendent concept in many works on globalization in political philosophy, is instead located and analyzed here as an embedded part of lived reality. This relationship to the state is exposed as an integral factor to the formation of the social - whether in Africa, the Middle East, South America or the United States. Through the examination of these particular empirical settings of war or war-like situations, the book further argues for the continued importance of the state in shifting social and political circumstances. In doing so, the authors provide an critical contribution to debates within a broad spectrum of fields that are concerned with the future of the state, the nature of sovereignty, and globalization
2001 and counting : Kubrick, Nietzsche, and anthropology by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State, sovereignty, war : civil violence in emerging global realities by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The very institution of the state is widely conceived of as inseparable from war. If it constitutes peace within the borders or order of its sovereignty, this very peace may be the condition for its potential for war with those other states and social formation outside it. This volume represents different analytical standpoints and positions within global processes, inviting further discussion on contemporary realities and the development of new formations of war and violence
The World Trade Center and global crisis : critical perspectives( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The attack of 9/11 was an event waiting to happen, and when it did occur the event itself became a catalyst and impetus for the changing and redirection of global realities. This volume offers provocative assessments of the reaction to the event from a variety of perspectives that will no doubt stimulate the continuing debate on the meaning and consequences of 9/11"--Jacket
The retreat of the social : the rise and rise of reductionism by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The population of a Zambian municipal township : a preliminary report of a 1964 social survey of the Broken Hill municipal townships by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary religiosities : emergent socialities and the post-nation state by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last decade has seen an unexpected return of the religious, and with it the creation of new kinds of social forms alongside new fusions of political and religious realms that high modernity kept distinct
Oligarchs and oligopolies : new formations of global power( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends of people, myths of state : Violence, intolerance, and political culture in sri lanka by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the event : toward an anthropology of generic moments by Lotte Meinert( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Power of ritual : transition, transformation and transcendence in ritual practice( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tovil : exorcism & healing rites by Bruce Kapferer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of some of the local folk practices performed to exorcise demons in southern Sri Lanka
 
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The feast of the sorcerer : practices of consciousness and power
Alternative Names
Bruce Kapferer antropoloog uit Australië

Bruce Kapferer Australian anthropoloigst

Bruce Kapferer australischer Sozialanthropologe und Soziologe

Languages
English (204)

Covers
Legends of people, myths of state : violence, intolerance, and political culture in Sri Lanka and AustraliaThe feast of the sorcerer : practices of consciousness and powerBeyond rationalism : rethinking magic, witchcraft, and sorceryAesthetics in performance : formations of symbolic construction and experienceCrisis of the state : war and social upheavalState, sovereignty, war : civil violence in emerging global realitiesThe World Trade Center and global crisis : critical perspectivesThe retreat of the social : the rise and rise of reductionism