Power, Legitimacy, Historical Legacies

A Disenchanted Political Anthropology

By Christian Giordano

The coherence of the various contributions in this book are determined by a distinct vision of political anthropology based on the interpretative approach of Max Weber and his successors, in particular Alfred Schutz. Accordingly, a disenchanted political anthropology does not conform to fashionable trends, but rather is shaped by the classics of social sciences, anthropology, and sociology foremost. The disquieting allure of disenchanted anthropology lies precisely in its nonconformist and deeply skeptical regard eloigne through which, by means of discomfiting empirical material and unconventional theoretic reasonings, it challenges some of Western society's certainties about both itself and societies classified as 'other.' However, the ultimate goal of the book is precisely this unveiling of our faded idols deeply rooted in our common sense and in the current anthropological conformism. (Series: Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology / Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien - Vol. 43) [Subject: Political Anthropology]

Publication Date: 4/14/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643801951