Challenging Western Models
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Civil Society by C. M. Hann
Book DescriptionBetween kinship ties on the one hand and the state on the other, human beings experience a diversity of social relationships and groupings which in modern western thought have come to be gathered under the label 'civil society'. A liberal-individualist model of civil society has become fashionable in recent years, but what can such a term mean in the late twentieth century? Civil Society argues that civil society should not be studied as a separate, 'private' realm clearly separated in opposition to the state; nor should it be confined to the institutions of the 'voluntary' or 'non-governmental' sector. A broader understanding of civil society involves the investigation of everyday social practices, often elusive power relations and the shared moralities that hold communities together. By drawing on case materials from a range of contemporary societies, including the US, Britain, four of the former Communist countries of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Middle and Far East, Civil Society demonstrates what anthropology contributes to debates taking place throughout the social sciences; adding up to an exciting renewal of the agenda for political anthropology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415132183
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - C. M. Hann
Chris Hann is Professor of Social Anthropology and Dean of Social Sciences, University of Kent; Elizabeth Dunn is a Doctoral candidate at John Hopkins University, Baltimore
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