Anthropological Perspectives on Boundaries and Contested Identities
Edited by Anthony P. Cohen
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Signifying Identities by Anthony P. Cohen
Book DescriptionThis collection of extended papers examines the ways in which relations between national, ethnic, religious and gender groups are underpinned by each group's perceptions of their distinctive identities and of the nature of the boundaries which divide them. Questions of frontier and identity are theorised with reference to the Maori, Australian aborigines and Celtic groups. The theoretical arguments and ethnographic perspectives of this book place it at the cutting edge of contemporary anthropological scholarship on identity, with respect to the study of ethnicity, nationalism, localism, gender and indigenous peoples. It will be of value to scholars and students of social and cultural anthropology, human geography and social psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415192378
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony P. Cohen
Signifying Identities, Paperback (October 1999)
The question of how identity is formed is a central question within anthropology, but just as significant is the concept of boundaries. This book examines the ways in which relations between different social groups are underpinned by each group's perceptions of their distinctive identities.
Questions of Consciousness, Paperback (November 1995)
A study which attempts to formulate an anthropological approach to consciousness. This text explores the importance of the conscious self, and of the "conscious collectively", in the construction and interpretation of social relations and process.
Self Consciousness, Paperback (October 1994)
Establishes the importance of the individual, emphasizing the need to understand individuals' awareness of themselves and their creation of their own social contexts and conditions. This work proposes that anthropological fields should be approached from the self upwards.
Symbolic Construction of Community, Paperback (June 1985)» View all books by Anthony P. Cohen
Anthony Cohen explores the concept of community in social theory.
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Author Biography - Anthony P. Cohen
Anthony Cohen is Professor of Social Anthropology, and Provost of Law and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
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