Elite cultures : anthropological perspectives (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Elite cultures : anthropological perspectives

Elite cultures : anthropological perspectives

Author: Cris Shore; Stephen Nugent
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: A.S.A. monographs, 38.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Using ethnographic case studies from a wide range of geographical areas, including Mexico, Peru, Amazonia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Europe, and Africa, the contributors explore the inner worlds of meaning and practice that define and sustain elite identities. They also provide insights into the cultural mechanisms that maintain elite status, and into the complex ways that elite groups relate to, and are embedded  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cris Shore; Stephen Nugent
ISBN: 0415277949 9780415277945 0415277957 9780415277952 9780203426197 0203426193
OCLC Number: 48501351
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: towards an anthropology of elites --
World society as an old regime --
The powers behind the masks: Mexico's political class and social elites at the end of the millennium --
Gente boa: elites in and of Amazonia --
Elites on the margins: mestizo traders in the southern Peruvian Andes --
The vanishing elite: the political and cultural work of nationalist revolution in Sri Lanka --
The changing nature of elites in Indonesia today --
Settlers and their elites in Kenya and Liberia --
Cultural heritage and the role of traditional intellectuals in Mali and Cameroon --
The construction of elite status in the extreme Southern Highlands of Madagascar --
Revising the past: the heritage elite and Native peoples in North America --
Revolution and royal style: problems of post-socialist legitimacy in Laos --
How far can you go? English Catholic elites and the erosion of ethnic boundaries --
Pre-symptomatic networks: tracking experts across medical science and the new genetics --
Anthropologists: lions and/or foxes.
Series Title: A.S.A. monographs, 38.
Responsibility: edited by Cris Shore and Stephen Nugent.
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What makes an elite? This authoritative new volume examines elite groups in power across Europe, North America, Mexico, Peru, Indonesia and Africa to answer this question fully at a time of their  Read more...


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