African Political Systems Revisited: Changing Perspectives on Statehood and Power (Integration and Conflict Studies #26) (Hardcover)

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By Aleksandar Boskovic (Editor), Günther Schlee (Editor)
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Reexamining a classical work of social anthropology, African Political Systems (1940), edited by Fortes and Evans-Pritchard, this book looks at the colonial and academic context from which the work arose, as well as its reception and its subject matter, and looks at how the work can help with analysis of current politics in Africa. This book critically reflects upon the history of anthropology. It also contributes to a political anthropology which is aware of its antecedents, self-reflexive as a discipline, conscious of pitfalls and biases, and able to locate itself in its academic, social and political environment.

About the Author


Aleksandar Boskovic is Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Archaeology in Belgrade. His books include William Robertson Smith (Berghahn Books, 2021), Mesoamerican Religions and Archaeology (Archaeopress, 2017) and Other People's Anthropologies (Berghahn Books, 2008, editor).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781800734722
ISBN-10: 1800734727
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: April 8th, 2022
Pages: 278
Language: English
Series: Integration and Conflict Studies