Elite Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives
Stephen Nugent, Cris Shore
Routledge, Dec 16, 2003 - Social Science - 272 pages
Drawing on a diverse, comparative ethnographic literature, this new volume examines the intimate spaces and cultural practices of those elites who occupy positions of power and authority across a variety of different settings.
Using ethnographic case studies from a wide range of geographical areas, including Mexico, Peru, Amazonia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Europe, North America 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 within, wider social and historical processes.
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Elites politics and peripheries
The powers behind the masks Mexicos 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
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 postsocialist legitimacy in Laos
Elites professionals and networks
How far can you go? English Catholic elites and the erosion of ethnic boundaries
Presymptomatic networks tracking experts across medical science and the new genetics
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