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Title The anthropology of elites : power, culture, and the complexities of distinction / edited by Jon Abbink and Tijo Salverda.

Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.52 ANTH    DUE 30-11-19
Physical description vi, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: an anthropological perspective on elite power and the cultural politics of elites / Tijo Salverda and Jon Abbink -- Researching elites: old and new perspectives / Huibert Schijf -- Land, historicity, and lifestyle: capital and its conversions among the gentry in Poland / Longina Jakubowska -- Continuity and change as two identifying principles amongst nepalese nobility / Stefanie Lotter -- Beyond wealth and pleasant posture: exploring elite competition in the patronage democracy of Indonesia / Deasy Simandjuntak -- In defense: elite power / Tijo Salverda -- Pupillage: the shaping of a professional elite / Fernanda Pirie and Justine Rogers -- Becoming elite: exclusion, excellence and collective identity in Ireland's top fee-paying schools / Aline Courtois -- Financial professionals as a global elite / Horacio Ortiz -- Management consultants at work with clients: maintenance and contestation of elite status / Irene Skovgaard Smith -- Money relations, ideology and the formation of a cosmopolitan elite at the frontier of transnational capitalism: an ethnographic study of African finance professionals in Johannesburg / France Bourgouin.
Summary "A fascinating array of ethnographic and theoretical relevant case studies, this book is timely and topical in combining substantial new historical and ethnographic material about elites. Case studies include the Polish gentry, the white former colonial elite of Mauritius, professional elites, and transnational (financial) elites, with queries about power, culture, distinction, and marginalization. The focus on elites from an anthropological perspective makes a significant contribution to explaining numerous and often paradoxical aspects of elites, their behavior, their position and their relationship with other social groupings."--Publisher's website.
Other author Abbink, J.
Salverda, Tijo.
Subject Elite (Social sciences)
Power (Social sciences)
Standard Number 40021759378
ISBN 9781137290540 (hbk.)
1137290544 (hbk.)