The Cultures and Practice of Violence

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  1. Virtual War and Magical Death
    The contributors to this provocative collection scrutinize the relations between anthropology and contemporary global war, contending that modern high-tech warfare is analogous to rituals of magic and sorcery, and examining the... Learn More
    Published: 19th April 2013
    Hardback | £83.00
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  2. Outlawed
    An ethnography examining how indigenous residents of crime-ridden, marginalized neighborhoods in Cochabamba, Bolivia, struggle to balance human rights with their need for safety and security.... Learn More
    Published: 21st August 2012
    Hardback | £87.00
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  3. The War Machines
    Based on ethnographic research among militias in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Danny Hoffman considers how young men are made available for violent labor on battlefields and in dangerous unregulated industries.... Learn More
    Published: 16th September 2011
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  4. Accounting for Violence
    Offering bold new perspectives on the politics of memory in Latin America, scholars analyze the memory markets in six countries that emerged from authoritarian rule in the 1980s and 1990s.... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2011
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  5. Vampire Nation
    Analyzes how the rhetoric of Yugoslav intellectuals and politicians and the U.S.-led Western media and political leadership framed the serbs as metaphorical vampires in the last decades of the twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 12th August 2011
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  6. Strange Enemies
    This vivid ethnographic account of the first peaceful encounters between the Wari Indians of western Brazil and missionaries and government workers emphasizes how the Wari perceived the interactions.... Learn More
    Published: 19th May 2010
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  7. Violent Democracies in Latin America
    A collection exploring how individuals and institutions in contemporary Latin American democracies use violence to impose and contest notions of order, rights, citizenship, and justice.... Learn More
    Published: 19th March 2010
    Hardback | £81.00
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  8. The Making of a Human Bomb
    In The Making of a Human Bomb, Nasser Abufarha, a Palestinian anthropologist, explains the cultural logic underlying Palestinian martyrdom operations (suicide attacks) launched against Israel during the Al-Aqsa Intifada (2000–06).... Learn More
    Published: 24th July 2009
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  9. Genocide
    Leading anthropologists consider issues of truth, memory, and representation in the aftermath of genocides in the Balkans, Guatemala, Indonesia, East Timor, Germany, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan.... Learn More
    Published: 7th April 2009
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  10. The Indian Militia and Description of the Indies
    Sometimes referred to as the first published manual of guerrilla warfare, Bernardo de Vargas Machuca’s Indian Militia and Description of the Indies is actually the first known manual of counterinsurgency, or anti-guerrilla... Learn More
    Published: 19th November 2008
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  11. Hans Staden's True History
    In 1550 the German adventurer Hans Staden was serving as a gunner in a Portuguese fort on the Brazilian coast. While out hunting, he was captured by the Tupinambá, an indigenous people who had a reputation for engaging... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2008
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  12. Living with Bad Surroundings
    An ethnographic examination of how northern Ugandans understand and attempt to control their moral universe and material circumstances in the midst of civil war.... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2008
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  13. Unsettling Accounts
    An Argentine naval officer remorsefully admits that he killed thirty people during Argentina’s Dirty War. A member of General Augusto Pinochet’s intelligence service reveals on a television show that he took sadistic... Learn More
    Published: 11th January 2008
    Hardback | £94.00
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