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Kapferer, Bruce

Overview
Works: 87 works in 257 publications in 1 language and 3,992 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 )
17 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legends of people, myths of state : violence, intolerance, and political culture in Sri Lanka and Australia by Bruce Kapferer( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 536 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 )
8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The feast of the sorcerer : practices of consciousness and power by Bruce Kapferer( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 351 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 )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 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 218 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 208 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 empir
Aesthetics in performance : formations of symbolic construction and experience by Angela Hobart( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 191 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."--BOOK 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 )
11 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The World Trade Center and global crisis : critical perspectives by Bruce Kapferer( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 114 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 111 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
2001 and counting : Kubrick, Nietzsche, and anthropology by Bruce Kapferer( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The retreat of the social : the rise and rise of reductionism ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 90 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 )
3 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 87 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. For a fuller understanding of what this means for society in the context of globalization, it is necessary to rethink the relationship between the religious and the secular; the contributors - all leading scholars in anthropology - do just that, some even arguing that secularization itself now takes a religious form. Combining theoretical reflection with vivid ethnographic explorations
Oligarchs and oligopolies : new formations of global power ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legends of people, myths of state : Violence, intolerance, and political culture in sri lanka by Bruce Kapferer( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 35 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 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tovil : exorcism & healing rites by Bruce Kapferer( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study of some of the local folk practices performed to exorcise demons in southern Sri Lanka
Power, process and transformation : essays in memory of Max Gluckman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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