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The anthropology of power : [publication] : empowerment and disempowerment in changing structures /

by Cheater, Angela [edt].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Routledge, 1999Description: IX, 213 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0415193893 (pbk).MeSH subject(s): Power (Psychology) | Anthropology, Cultural | Anthropology, Cultural -- economicsPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: [Contents] 1) Power in the postmodern era. 2) Empowering ambiguities. 3) The discursive space of schooling: on the theories of power and empowerment in multiculturalism and anti-racism. 4) "Father did not answer that question": power, gender and globalisation in Europe. 5) The reach of the postcolonial state: development, empowerment/disempowerment and technocracy. 6) The guardians of power: biodiversity and multiculturality in Colombia. 7) The dialectics of negation and negotiation in the anthropology of mineral resource development in Papua New Guinea. 8) Land and re-empowerment: "The Waikato case". 9) Indigenisation as empowerment? Gender and race in the empowerment discourse in Zimbabwe. 10) Exploitation after Marx. 11) Evading state control: political protest and technology in Saudi Arabia. 12) Authority versus power: a view from social anthropology. 13) Speaking truth to power? Some problems using ethnographic methods to influence the formulation of housing policy in South Africa. 14) Machiavellian empowerment and disempowerment: the violent political changes in early seventeenth-century Ethiopia.
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[Contents] 1) Power in the postmodern era. 2) Empowering ambiguities. 3) The discursive space of schooling: on the theories of power and empowerment in multiculturalism and anti-racism. 4) "Father did not answer that question": power, gender and globalisation in Europe. 5) The reach of the postcolonial state: development, empowerment/disempowerment and technocracy. 6) The guardians of power: biodiversity and multiculturality in Colombia. 7) The dialectics of negation and negotiation in the anthropology of mineral resource development in Papua New Guinea. 8) Land and re-empowerment: "The Waikato case". 9) Indigenisation as empowerment? Gender and race in the empowerment discourse in Zimbabwe. 10) Exploitation after Marx. 11) Evading state control: political protest and technology in Saudi Arabia. 12) Authority versus power: a view from social anthropology. 13) Speaking truth to power? Some problems using ethnographic methods to influence the formulation of housing policy in South Africa. 14) Machiavellian empowerment and disempowerment: the violent political changes in early seventeenth-century Ethiopia.