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The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology (Hardcover, Two-Volume Set): Richard Fardon, Oliva Harris, Trevor H.J. Marchand, Cris... The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology (Hardcover, Two-Volume Set)
Richard Fardon, Oliva Harris, Trevor H.J. Marchand, Cris Shore, Veronica Strang, …
R7,700 R7,206 Discovery Miles 72 060 Save R494 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In two volumes, the SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology provides the definitive overview of contemporary research in the discipline. It explains the what, where, and how of current and anticipated work in Social Anthropology. With 80 authors, contributing more than 60 chapters, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date statement of research in Social Anthropology available and the essential point of departure for future projects. The Handbook is divided into four sections: -Part I: Interfaces examines Social Anthropology's disciplinary connections, from Art and Literature to Politics and Economics, from Linguistics to Biomedicine, from History to Media Studies. -Part II: Places examines place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world -Part III: Methods examines issues of method; from archives to war zones, from development projects to art objects, and from ethics to comparison -Part IV: Futures anticipates anthropologies to come: in the Brain Sciences; in post-Development; in the Body and Health; and in new Technologies and Materialities Edited by the leading figures in social anthropology, the Handbook includes a substantive introduction by Richard Fardon, a think piece by Jean and John Comaroff, and a concluding last word on futures by Marilyn Strathern. The authors - each at the leading edge of the discipline - contribute in-depth chapters on both the foundational ideas and the latest research. Comprehensive and detailed, this magisterial Handbook overviews the last 25 years of the social anthropological imagination. It will speak to scholars in Social Anthropology and its many related disciplines.

The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa - Legitimizing the Post-Apartheid State (Hardcover): Richard A. Wilson The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa - Legitimizing the Post-Apartheid State (Hardcover)
Richard A. Wilson
R2,171 Discovery Miles 21 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was set up to deal with the human rights violations of apartheid. However, the TRC's restorative justice approach did not always serve the needs of communities at a local level. Based on extended anthropological fieldwork, this book illustrates the impact of the TRC in urban African communities in Johannesburg. It argues that the TRC had little effect on popular ideas of justice as retribution. This provocative study deepens our understanding of post-apartheid South Africa and the use of human rights discourse.

The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa - Legitimizing the Post-Apartheid State (Paperback): Richard A. Wilson The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa - Legitimizing the Post-Apartheid State (Paperback)
Richard A. Wilson
R1,037 Discovery Miles 10 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was set up to deal with the human rights violations of apartheid. However, the TRC's restorative justice approach did not always serve the needs of communities at a local level. Based on extended anthropological fieldwork, this book illustrates the impact of the TRC in urban African communities in Johannesburg. It argues that the TRC had little effect on popular ideas of justice as retribution. This provocative study deepens our understanding of post-apartheid South Africa and the use of human rights discourse.

Culture and Rights - Anthropological Perspectives (Hardcover): Jane K. Cowan, Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Richard A. Wilson Culture and Rights - Anthropological Perspectives (Hardcover)
Jane K. Cowan, Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Richard A. Wilson
R1,552 Discovery Miles 15 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Do people everywhere have the same, or even compatible, ideas about multiculturalism, indigenous rights or women's rights? The authors of this book move beyond the traditional terms of the universalism versus cultural relativism debate. Through detailed case studies from around the world (Hawaii, France, Thailand, Botswana, Greece, Nepal and Canada) they explore the concrete effects of rights talk and rights institutions on people's lives.

Human Rights, Culture and Context - Anthropological Perspectives (Paperback): Richard A. Wilson Human Rights, Culture and Context - Anthropological Perspectives (Paperback)
Richard A. Wilson
R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A world characterized by ethno-nationalist struggles, civil wars, and political violence has led anthropologists to examine in more detail the relationships between state violence, ideas about culture, and the activities of human rights organizations. This text considers recent theoretical insights into the politics of identity and traces the concrete interconnections created by the globalization of human rights. Drawing on case studies from around the world - Guatemala, Mauritius, Amazonia, Hawaii, Iran, the United States and Mexico - this collection documents how transnational human rights discourses and legal institutions are materialized, imposed, resisted and transformed in a variety of contexts.

Culture and Rights - Anthropological Perspectives (Paperback): Jane K. Cowan, Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Richard A. Wilson Culture and Rights - Anthropological Perspectives (Paperback)
Jane K. Cowan, Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Richard A. Wilson
R1,032 Discovery Miles 10 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Do people everywhere have the same, or even compatible, ideas about multiculturalism, indigenous rights or women's rights? The authors of this book move beyond the traditional terms of the universalism versus cultural relativism debate. Through detailed case studies from around the world (Hawaii, France, Thailand, Botswana, Greece, Nepal and Canada) they explore the concrete effects of rights talk and rights institutions on people's lives.

Human Rights in Global Perspective - Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements (Paperback, Second): Jon P... Human Rights in Global Perspective - Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements (Paperback, Second)
Jon P Mitchell, Richard A. Wilson
R875 R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Save R89 (10%) Out of stock


The West often pays lip-service to universal notions of human rights without considering how these work in local contexts and across diverse cultural and ethical structures. Do human rights agendas helpfully address the problems people face, or are they more often seen as the imposition of Western values onto largely non-Western communities?
The aim of this volume is to understand, from an anthropological perspective, the consequences of the rise of rights discussions and institutions in both local and global politics. Its chapters develop what could be termed a social critique of rights agendas and the legal process, examining how these construct certain types of subjects, such as victims and perpetrators, and certain types of act, such as common crimes versus crimes against humanity. Bringing ethnographic perspectives from Europe, North America, India and South Africa, this volume restores the social dimension to rights processes, and suggests some ethical alternatives to current practice.

Human Rights in Global Perspective - Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements (Hardcover): Jon P Mitchell,... Human Rights in Global Perspective - Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements (Hardcover)
Jon P Mitchell, Richard A. Wilson
R2,730 Discovery Miles 27 300 Out of stock


In the West we frequently pay lip service to universal notions of human rights. But do we ever consider how these work in local contexts and across diverse cultural and ethical structures? Do human rights agendas address the problems many people face, or are they more often the imposition of Western values onto largely non-Western communities?
Human Rights in a Global Perspective develops a social critique of rights agendas. It provides an understanding of how rights discussions and institutions can construct certain types of subjects such as victims and perpetrators, and certain types of act, such as common crimes and crimes against humanity. Using examples from the United States, Europe, India and South Africa, the authors restore the social dimension to rights processes and suggest some ethical alternatives to current practice.

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