Power, Legitimacy, Historical Legacies

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Christian Giordano

A Disenchanted Political Anthropology

ISBN 978-3-643-80195-1
Band-Nr. 43
Jahr 2015
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/


The coherence of the various contributions presented in this
book is determined by a distinct vision of political
anthropology based on the interpretative approach of Max
Weber and his successors, in particular Alfred Schütz.
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
sceptical regard éloigné 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. But the ultimate goal of this book is
precisely this unveiling of our faded idols deeply rooted in
our common sense and in the current anthropological

Christian Giordano is full professor of
social anthropology at the University of Fribourg
(Switzerland) and doctor honoris causa at the University of
Timisoara (Romania).