- Paperback: 310 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press (January 11, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0520215826
- ISBN-13: 978-0520215825
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #614,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wolf (anthropology, emeritus, CUNY) challenges tradition in the field of anthropology in this book by emphasizing theory over the experiences of a specific community. He examines the role of power in the development of culture by focusing on three unrelated groups: the Kwakiutl of British Columbia, a chiefdom; the Aztecs of 15th- and 16th-century Mexico, an early state; and Nationalist Socialist Germany, a modern state heavily influenced by fascism. The individual case studies are excellent, but the work suffers when Wolf tries to compare and contrast unrelated groups in order to draw narrow conclusions. Wolf's methodology is also questionable?this type of study allows the researcher to select groups that fit neatly into a thesis while avoiding ones that would be problematic. Recommended for specialized collections in academic libraries.?John Burch, Hagan Memorial Lib., Williamsburg, KY
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"One of anthropology's master thinkers offers a sustained, empirically grounded meditation on questions that have concerned him through a long career: how, when, and why absolutizing ideas and organized power converge to cause human suffering. Our thinking about . . . power mongers . . . will never be the same." Charles Tilly, author of Durable Inequality
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