POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

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

Session 10: November 9, 2016

The State: Globalization, Oligarchy, Violence

Lecture points:

  • States,  Capitalism,  War:  Global  Disorder?  Global Fragmentation?
    • The Naturalist Position
    • The Essentialist Position
    • The “Pacific Capitalist” Position
  • Review: Violence, Globalization, Corporate Oligarchy

Lecture Presentation

Reading Questions

Additional Resources:

Required Reading:

Nagengast, Carole. (1994). Violence, Terror, and the Crisis of the State. Annual Review of Anthropology, 23, 109-136.
http://0-www.jstor.org.mercury.concordia.ca/stable/2156008

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. (2001). The Anthropology of the State in the Age of Globalization: Close Encounters of the Deceptive Kind. Current Anthropology, 4(1), 125-138.
http://0-www.jstor.org.mercury.concordia.ca/stable/10.1086/318437

Kapferer, Bruce. (2005). New formations of power, the oligarchic-corporate state, and anthropological ideological discourse. Anthropological Theory, 5(3), 285-299.
http://0-ant.sagepub.com.mercury.concordia.ca/content/5/3/285.full.pdf+html

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