ANTH 423, Dr. Maximilian Forte, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Concordia University


A Select Listing Focusing on Books (see also: Resources)

Adams, R.N. 1975. Energy and Structure: A Theory of Social Power. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Aronoff, M., ed. 1980. Political Anthropology Yearbook 1; Ideology and Interest: The Dialectics of Politics. London: Transaction Books.

Aronoff, M., ed. 1983. Political Anthropology, Volume 2; Culture and Political Change. London: Transaction Books.

Asad, T. 1972. Market model, class structure and consent: a reconsideration of Swat political organization. Man 7:74-94.

Bailey, F.G. 1969. Stratagems and Spoils: A Social Anthropology of Politics. Oxford: Basil Blackwell & Moll, Ltd.

Balandier, G. 1970. Political Anthropology. New York: Random House.

Balibar, Etienne and Immanuel Wallerstein. 1991. Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities. London: Verso.

Banton, M., ed. 1965. Political Systems and the Distribution of Power. ASA Monographs 2. London: Tavistock.

Barth, Frederick. 1959. Political Leadership Among the Swat Pathans. London: Athalone.

Beacon. Mair, Lucy. 1962. Primitive Government. Baltimore: Penguin.

Beattie, J. 1960. The Bunyoro: An African Kingdom. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Berreman, Gerald D., ed. 1981. Social Inequality: Comparative and Developmental Approaches. New York: Academic Press.

Bond, G. and A Gilliam, eds. 1997. The Social Construction of the Past: Representation as Power. New York: Routledge.

Bonvillain, Nancy. 2007. Women and men : cultural constructs of gender. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall.

Bourdieu, Pierre. 1977. Outilne of a Theory of Practice.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bourdieu, Pierre. 1994. “Structures, Habitus, Power: Basis for a Theory of Symbolic Power”. In Culture/Power/History. Nicholas B. Dirks, et al., eds. Pp. 155-199. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

Carmack, Robert M. 1995. Rebels of Highland Guatemala: The Quiche  Mayas of Momostenango. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Chazan, Naomi, Robert Mortimer, John Ravenhill and Donald Rothchild. 1992. Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa, 2nd ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Press.

Cheater, Angela, ed. 1999. The Anthropology of Power: Empowerment and Disempowerment in Changing Structures. London and New York: Routledge.

Clammer, J. 1985. Anthropology and Political Economy. New York: St. Martin’s.

Clastres, Pierre. 1977. Society Against the State. New York: Urizen Books.

Cohen, Abner. 1981. The Politics of Elite Culture. Berkeley: University of California.

Cohen, Abner.. 1974. Two-Dimensional Man: An Essay on the Anthropology of Power and Symbolism in Complex Societies. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Cohen, R., & E. Service, eds. 1978. Origins of the State: The Anthropology of Political Evolution. Philadelphia: ISHI.

Cohen, R., & J. Middleton, eds. 1967. Comparative Political Systems. New York: Natural History Press.

Cohen, Ronald and Judith D. Toland, eds. 1988. State Formations and Political Legitimacy. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books.

Colson, Elizabeth. 1974. Tradition and Contract: the Problem of Order. Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co.

Comaroff, Jean. 1985. Body of power; Spirit of Resistance: the Culture and History of a South Africa People. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Diamond, Stanley and Fred G. Burke, eds. 1966. The Transformation of East Africa: Studies in Political Anthropology. New York: Basic Books.

Dirks, Nicholas B., Geof Eley, and Sherry B Ortner. 1994.Culture/Power/History. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

Donham, Donald. 1999. History, Power, Ideology: Central Issues in Marxism and Anthropology. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Easton, David. 1959. Political Anthropology. Biennial Review of Anthropology 1:210-262.

Fogelson, R., & R.N. Adams, eds. 1977. The Anthropology of Power: Ethnographic Studies from Asia, Oceania, and the New World. New York: Academic Press.

Forman Shepard & Joyce Riegelhaupt. 1979. The political economy of patron-clientship: Brazil and Portugal compared, pp.379-400, in Brazil: Anthropological Perspectives. M. Margolis & W. Carter, eds. New York: Columbia University Press.

Fortes, Meyer and E. E. Evans-Pritchard, eds. 1940. African Political Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Foucault, Michel. 1980. Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and other Writings, 1972-7. New York:Pantheon Books.

Fried, Morton H. 1960. On the evolution of social stratification and the state, pp.713-731, in Culture in History, Stanley Diamond, ed. New York: Columbia University Press. Reprinted, pp.462-478, in Fried, M.H., ed. Readings in Anthropology, Volume II (Second edition). New York: Crowell.

Fried, Morton H. 1967. The Evolution of Political Society. New York: Random House.

Friedrich, Paul. 1968. The legitimacy of a cacique, pp.243-70, inLocal-Level Politics. M. Swartz, ed. Chicago: Aldine.

Friedrich, Paul. 1989. Language, ideology, and political economy. American Anthropologist 91 (2):295-312.

Giddens, Anthony. 1985. The Nation-State and Violence. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Gledhill, J., B. Bender, and M.T. Larson, eds. 1988.State and Society: the Emergence and Development of Social Hierarchy and Political Centralization. London: Routledge.

Gluckman, Max. 1955. Custom and Conflict in Africa. New York: Barnes and Noble.

Godelier, M. 1986. The Making of Great Men: Male Power and Domination Among the New Guinea Baruya. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Godelier, Maurice.1978. Infrastructures, society, and history.Current Anthropology 19(4): 763-768.

Guha, Ranajit. 1997. Dominance without Hegemony : history and power in colonial India. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press.

Guha, Ranajit. 1983. Elementary aspects of peasant insurgency in colonial India. Delhi : Oxford University Press.

Gupta, Akhil, and, Ferguson, James, eds. 1997. Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology. Durham: Duke University Press.

Hall, Thomas D, ed. 2000. A World-Systems Reader: New Perspectives on Gender, Urbanism, Cultures, Indigenous Peoples, and Ecology. Boston: Rowman and Littlefield.

Harvey, Neil. 1998. The Chiapas Rebellion: The Struggle for Land and Democracy. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press.

Hobsbawm, Eric. 1971. Primitive Rebels. Manchester: University of Manchester Press.

Huizer, Gerrit and Bruce Mannheim, eds. 1979. The Politics of Anthropology. The Hague: Mouton.

Hutchinson, Sharon E. 1996. Nuer Dilemmas: Coping with Money, War and the State. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Kapferer, Bruce. 1988. Legends of People, Myths of State: Violence, Intolerance and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Kapferer, Bruce. 1997. The Feast of the Sorcerer: Practices of Consciousness and Power. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Kaufman, R. 1974. The patron-client concept and macro-politics: prospects and problems. Comparative Studies in Society and History 16:284-308.

Keesing, Roger M. 1981. Cultural Anthropology: A Contemporary Perspective.Second Edition. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart, Winston. [see the chapter on “Power and Politics”, Ch. 13].

Keesing, Roger M. 1992. Custom and Confrontation: The Kwaio Struggle for Cultural Autonomy. Boulder, CO: Westview.

Kertzer, David I. 1988. Ritual, Politics, and Power. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Kurtz, Donald V. 2001. Political Anthropology: Paradigms and Power. Boulder, CO: Westview.

Leach, Edmund R. 1954. Political Systems of Highland Burma. Boston: Beacon Press.

Leons, M.B., & F. Rothstein. 1979. New Directions in Political Economy: An Approach from Anthropology. London: Greenwood.

Lewellen, Ted C. 1992. Political Anthropology: An Introduction, 2nd ed. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey.

Martin, JoAnn. 1990. Motherhood and power: the production of a women’s culture of politics in a Mexican community. American Ethnologist 17:470-490.

Maybury-Lewis, D. 1996. Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

McGlynn, Frank, and Arthur Tuden, eds. 1991.Anthropological Approaches to Political Behavior. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh.

McNall, S. G., Levine, R. F., and Fantasia, R. 1991.Bringing Class Back In: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. Boulder, CO: Westview

Middleton, J. and D. Tait. 1958. Tribes Without Rulers: Studies in African Segmentary Systems. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Mintz, Sidney W. 1985. Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History. New York: Penguin Books.

Nicholas, Ralph. 1973. Social and political movements, pp.63-84, in Annual Review of Anthropology, Volume II, Bernard Siegel, ed.

Ong, Aihwa. 1999. Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Roseberry, William. 1988. Political economy. Annual Review of Anthropology 17:161-185.

Roseberry, William. 1989. Anthropologies and Histories: Essays in Culture, History, and Political Economy. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Rowlands, Michael and Jean-Pierre Warnier. 1988. “Sorcery, power and the modern state in Cameroon.” MAN 23: 118-132.

Sahlins, Marshall D. 1963. Poor man, rich man, big-man, chief: political types in Melanesia and Polynesia. Comparative Studies in Society and History 5:285-303.

Scott, James C. 1976. The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Scott, James C. 1985. Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Scott, James. 1990. Domination and the Arts of Resistance. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Service, Elman R. 1975. Origins of the State and Civilization: The Processes of Cultural Evolution. New York: W. W. Norton.

Sharp, Henry S. 1979. Chipewyan marriage. Ottawa : National Museum of Canada.

Sivanandan, A. 1973. “Race, Class, and Power: An Outline for Study.” Race. Vol. 14, No. 4. 383-391.

Swartz, Marc, Victor Turner, and Arthur Tuden, eds. 1966.Political Anthropology. Chicago: Aldine.

Terray, E. 1971. Marxism and ‘primitive’ Societies. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Vincent, Joan. 1990. Anthropology and Politics: Visions, Traditions, and Trends. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Whyte, Martin King. 1978. The status of women in preindustrial societies. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press.

Williams, Brackette. 1991. Stains on My Name, War in My Veins: Guyana and the Politics of Cultural Struggle. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Wolf, Eric R. 1956. Aspects of group relations in a complex society: Mexico. American Anthropologist 58:1065-78. Reprinted in Dwight B. Heath and Richard N. Adams, eds. 1965. Contemporary Cultures and Societies of Latin America. New York: Random House.

Wolf, Eric R. 1966. Kinship, friendship, and patron-client relations in complex societies, in The Social Anthropology of Complex Societies, Michael Banton, ed. New York: Praeger.

Wolf, Eric R. 1969. Peasant Wars of the Twentieth Century. New York: Harper and Row.

Wolf, Eric R. 1982. Europe and the People without History.Berkeley: University of California Press.

Wolf, Eric R. 1990. “Distinguished Lecture: Facing Power—Old Insights, New Questions”. American Anthropologist 92:586-96. Reprinted in Assessing Cultural Anthropology, pp.218-228, Robert Borofsky, ed. 1994. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Wolf, Eric R. 1999. Envisioning Power: Ideologies of Dominance and Crisis. Berkeley: University of California.

Worsley, Peter. 1968. The Trumpet Shall Sound, 2nd ed. New York: Schocken.

Yelvington, Kevin A. 1995. Producing Power: Ethnicity, Gender and Class in a Caribbean Workplace. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Zaman, Habiba. 1998. Patriarchy and Purdah: Structural and Systemic Violence Against Women in Bangladesh. Uppsala: Life & Peace Institute.