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ISBN: 0874745667
Author: Bruce Kapferer
Language: English
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr; First Edition edition (May 1, 1988)
Pages: 272
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
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This provocative study of the political culture of nationalism in Sri Lanka and Australi. s one of the few genuinely .

This provocative study of the political culture of nationalism in Sri Lanka and Australi. s one of the few genuinely comparative studies in anthropology in taking up such an important question as nationalism it reminds us that truly relevant anthropology questions deep-seated cultural beliefs, including our own. · Oceania. This is a book about equality and inequality, about the symbols and the ideologies of nation and state, and about violence committed in the name of religions of peace, Buddhism and Hinduism. Kapferer illuminates the modern world―and its horrors.

The civil war in Sri Lanka and the part that nationalism seemed to play in it inspired the writing of this book some . Paperback, 288 pages. Published December 1st 1998 by Smithsonian Books (DC) (first published 1988).

The civil war in Sri Lanka and the part that nationalism seemed to play in it inspired the writing of this book some twenty-three years ago. The argument was developed through a comparative analysis of nationalism in Sri Lanka with the author's native Australia.

I explore in this book the culture of nationalism in Australia and in Sri Lanka 2 Ethnic Violence and the Force of History in Legend. In July 1983 riots against the Hindu Tamil minority in Sri Lanka erupted throughout the island.

I explore in this book the culture of nationalism in Australia and in Sri Lanka. The general aim is to achieve a comparative understanding of the nationalist process, the force of nationalist ideas and traditions in motivating human action-action which is often violent and intolerant-and to demonstrate the value of a cultural approach to the understanding of modern societies. 2 Ethnic Violence and the Force of History in Legend.

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Author: Bruce Kapferer Title: Legends of people, myths of state: violence, intolerance, and political culture in Sri Lanka and Australia Publisher: Berghahn Books Publication Date: 12/30/2011 ISBN: 9780857454362 Paperback (English).

Myths of State : Violence, Intolerance and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia. Author: Bruce Kapferer. Publisher: Smithsonian.

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State: Violence, Intolerance, and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia. Fieldwork as a tightrope walk (A political anthropologist as a survivor).

Legends of People, Myths of State: Violence, Intolerance, and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press. Lewis, Herbert S. 2013. In Defense of Anthropology: An Investigation of the Critique of Anthro- pology. Guest seminar (Antropološka Agora) at the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade, 22 February. 20 RYTÍŘ Z KOMÁROVA, KNIGHT FROM KOMÁROV Skalník, Petr.

Bruce Kapferer studied at the universities of Sydney and Manchester, at the latter with Max Gluckman and Clyde Mitchell. After having taught there for many years he returned to Australia to found the anthropology department at the University of Adelaide and the journal Social Analysis. Later he held Chairs in anthropology at University College London, James Cook University and most recently at the University of Bergen, Norway. Kapferer is also adjunct Professor in Anthropology at the University of Sydney and James Cook University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

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