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Salzman, Philip Carl

Overview
Works: 62 works in 181 publications in 4 languages and 3,553 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: GN387, 303.60956
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip Carl Salzman
Culture and conflict in the Middle East by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why is the Middle East so troubled? What are the reasons for its relentless conflicts? In a land of ancient civilizations, literary cultures, and conquering empires, today we find fragmented societies, despotic governments, and widespread human misery. How can we explain these unfortunate facts? In this volume, cultural anthropologist Philip Carl Salzman exposes the determining influence of the foundational culture in the central Middle East: Bedouin tribal culture. Drawing on his own research among nomadic tribes and on the work of other anthropologists who have lived with the Bedonin, Salzman describes the structures and dynamics of the tribal life on which the Islamic Arab Empire and the modern Middle East were built. Most basic is the opposition between kin groups and tribal groups, and the obligation always to support the closer relations against the more distant. Islam itself reflects the contentious fragmentation of tribal life in pitting believers against infidel non-Muslims. Thus we discover that, in Middle Eastern culture, group loyalty is all, and precludes both a broad inclusive civility and the rule of law." "Wide-ranging while grounded in observed evidence, Culture and Conflict in the Middle East is an original analysis and an illuminating overview. Sympathetic to Middle Easterners, it identifies the basis of their troubles and our troubles with them. This is an indispensable volume for anyone wishing to understand the contemporary Middle East."--Jacket
Pastoralists : equality, hierarchy, and the state by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing upon the author's extensive field research among pastoral peoples in the Middle East, India, and the Mediterranean, and his more than 30 years of comparative study of pastoralists around the world, Pastoralists is a synthesis of the varieties of pastoral life. At an ethnographic level, this volume provides detailed analyses of divergent types of pastoral societies including segmentary tribes, tribal chiefdoms, and peasant pastoralists. At the same time, it addresses a set of substantive theoretical issues."--Jacket
When nomads settle : processes of sedentarization as adaptation and response( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking anthropologically : a practical guide for students by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding culture : an introduction to anthropological theory by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salzman's Understanding Culture explores six major streams of anthropological theory : functionalism; processualism and transactionalism; materialism and political economy; configurationalism and structuralism; history and evolution; and feminism and postmodernism
Black tents of Baluchistan by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing upon twenty-seven months spent among the men, women, and children of the Yarahmadzai tribe of Iranian Baluchistan, Philip Carl Salzman shows that such labels as "pastoral," "nomad," "chiefdom," "Muslim," and "subsistence" are misleading, because they reduce a complex and mutating multiplicity to an imagined essence. Relating the details of the group's life - from tent living and the division of daily labor to kinship ties, lineage organization, and religion - Salzman discusses how Baluch shift between decentralized, egalitarian, segmentary lineage politics and centralized, hierarchical, chief-based politics. He also compares and contrasts the people of the Sarhad with other livestock-rearing, mobile peoples in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Maintaining that scholarly conceptions of society have too often overemphasized unitary structural integration, Salzman argues that alternative stances or tendencies can remain embedded in a culture's repertoire, ready to be called forth in response to changing conditions."--Jacket
Change and development in nomadic and pastoral societies by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary nomadic and pastoral peoples : Asia and the North( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anthropology of real life : events in human experience by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Anthropology of Real Life is about how events push and pull, oppress and liberate, enhance and destroy people's lives. While people are shaped by their cultures and their position in society, events--whether authored by natural forces, by other people, or by people themselves--take on a life of their own, and become independent forces determining human destinies. An anthropology of events shows the way in which the substance and texture of life change over time, as one major event fades and another arises, itself only to fade and be replaced by yet a new event." "Original ethnographic case studies from a Middle Eastern desert and a Mediterranean island illustrate how events interplay with human lives. Broader conclusions are drawn from these rich ethnographic examples through comparative analysis. The Anthropology of Real Life does not offer a new theory or paradigm, but draws on classical and contemporary anthropological works to identify a recognized and proven strategy for understanding people's real lives. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Classic comparative anthropology : studies from the tradition by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonial theory and the Arab-Israel conflict( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonial theory is one of the main frameworks for thinking about the world and acting to change the world. Previously published as a special issue of Israel Affairs, this work examines and challenges postcolonial theory
Nomads in a changing world( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Avenir des peuples pasteurs : compte-rendu de la conférence tenue à Nairobi, Kenya du 4 au 8 août 1980 by John G Galaty( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kin and contract in Baluchi herding camps by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Future of pastoral peoples : proceedings of a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, 4-8 August 1980 by John G Galaty( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation and change among the Yarahmadzai Baluch by Philip Carl Salzman( )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by J Ginat( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastoralists : ecology, equality, and power by Philip Carl Salzman( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo straniero isolato e l' anomia metodologica by Philip Carl Salzman( )

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Culture and conflict in the Middle East
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Pastoralists : equality, hierarchy, and the stateWhen nomads settle : processes of sedentarization as adaptation and responseThinking anthropologically : a practical guide for studentsUnderstanding culture : an introduction to anthropological theoryBlack tents of BaluchistanChange and development in nomadic and pastoral societiesThe anthropology of real life : events in human experiencePostcolonial theory and the Arab-Israel conflictPastoralists : ecology, equality, and power
Alternative Names
Philip Carl Salzman antropólogo canadiense

Philip Carl Salzman antropólogu canadianu

Philip Carl Salzman Canadian anthropologist

Philip Carl Salzman kanadischer Anthropologe

Salzman Carl

Salzman, Carl (Philip Carl)

Salzman, P. C.

Salzman, P. C. (Philip Carl)

Salzman, Philip C.

זלצמן, פיליפ קארל

Languages
English (129)

Italian (3)

Hebrew (1)

French (1)