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POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 423, 2010
Course Coordinator: Dr. Maximilian C. Forte Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Concordia University Office: H-1125-11 Office Hours: Contact: mforte@alcor.concordia.ca
Mondays: 4:30—6:00pm

Fall Semester, 2010 03 credits 13 September – 07 December, 2010 Meeting days and times: Mondays: 1:15pm—4:00pm Course Website: http://politicalanthro.wordpress.com/
Campus: SGW, Room: MB-2.255

“An anthropology that takes cultures to be collective creations, that reifies them into texts and objectifies their meanings, disguises and even mystifies the dynamics of knowledge and its uses [is problematic]…. cultures do not simply constitute webs of significance….They constitute ideologies, disguising human political and economic realities as cosmically ordained. Even in classless societies, cultural ideologies empower some, subordinate others, extract the labour of some for the benefit of those whose interests the ideologies serve and legitimate. Cultures are webs of mystification as well as signification. We need to ask who creates and who defines cultural meanings, and to what ends.” —Roger M. Keesing (1987: 161-162) “Each agent, wittingly or unwittingly, willy nilly, is a producer and reproducer of objective meaning. Because his actions and works are the product of a modus operandi of which he is not the producer and has no conscious mastery, they contain an 'objective intention'...which always outruns his conscious intentions” —Pierre Bourdieu (1977: 79) A. OUTLINE OF PROBLEMS In opposition to what are sometimes exaggerated portrayals of earlier anthropological depictions of local cultures as organic and homogeneous wholes seemingly existing outside of forces such as colonialism, slavery and the world market, anthropologists have argued in recent decades that cultures are not merely local but translocal, and are shaped by unequal access to resources and inequalities in power. In addition, anthropology as a discipline came in for serious critique. Many began to charge that anthropology had neglected not only the impact of Western colonialism but also anthropology’s own fruition in colonial settings, seemingly collaborating with colonialism itself. In summary, anthropologists began to take note that the “remote” and “exotic” communities they had been studying had been subject to, and made dependent on, a global system of unequal development and power relations. Within these same local communities, once portrayed as egalitarian, homogeneous, organic wholes, anthropologists also reexamined internal inequalities in power relations, and the unequal distribution of knowledge and other resources. As a result, the dominant anthropological interest in this particular camp turned squarely to ideology, hegemony, class, political economy and power. “Power” emerged as critical focus of investigation and theorizing in anthropology and has remained central in various approaches, e.g.: Marxist anthropology, cultural materialism, political anthropology, feminist anthropology, post-structuralist anthropology, and post-modernism. As a result, anthropologists have

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Therefore given the various positions we will encounter on culture. In this course we will investigate various sources and expressions of power. of persons as either pawns or all-knowing subjects that master their own destinies. intelligibility and affective value to those who share in those cultures. or of all cultures as lacking coherence. cultural. QUESTIONS These are some of the key questions among the many that this course will raise. you should be most alert and critical. however. power and anthropological understandings. The notion of cultures as unceasingly contested. We can expect. How do we theorize the relations between the conditions of material production. class. as well as the ways in which anthropologists have sought to theorize and study power in ethnographic and theoretical terms. power and culture. What are the relationships between colonial power and anthropological knowledge? 8. How do we theorize the agency of the individual in light of structures of power? 6. rife with conflict. that these questions will recur in the manner of overarching questions binding the course. class and gender in relation to culture and power? 2 . We might thus be wary of overly conspiratorial notions of power as absolute. What are the theoretical and ethnographic formulations of ethnicity. How do we connect the role of states to the ethnography of power? 4. we cannot treat any critique as necessarily offering a solution or an incontestable set of counter-propositions. of institutions exercising total control. without recapitulating reductionist or determinist theories? 5. 1. and social organizational means by which some groups seek to attain or assert power as well as the resistance faced by such groups. In which ways have colonialism and globalization structured local power relations? 7. B. What are the key concepts of “power” utilized by anthropologists? 2. without being inflamed. unable to achieve stability and consensus might also be one that is sometimes problematic. What are the diverse sources and manifestations of power? Cultural? Economic? Political? How do they interrelate? 3. On the other hand.sought to uncover the ideological.

and in some cases there are no lectures.C..000 words. which is valued at 20% of the final grade for the course. —20% — 35% RESEARCH PAPER PROSPECTUS — RESEARCH PAPER — FINAL EXAM — ASSIGNED 29 NOV. Schedule and Grade Breakdown Here is a list of the graded course components. by itself. The lectures can only provide a limited a narrow range of course content. there will be a final exam. asking questions about the readings. AND POLICIES Overview of Graded Course Components One assignment. Therefore. always come prepared having done the assigned readings for that given date. which is during Week #5 (Monday. It will be due by email by midnight on Friday. Finally. Regular exam conditions apply: no late exams will be accepted. critically reviewing the assigned readings. Participation includes asking questions after lectures. that will be permanent for the duration of the course. at the start of class. Students will be allowed no more than 750 words in reply to each question. — 25% DUE 10 DEC. double-spaced. with a single question assigned on Monday. and 25% for the actual research paper. will count for. and can be no longer than 1. DUE 04 OCT. This exam will be worth 35% of the final course grade. 29 November. It will consist of three questions. with assign and due dates where applicable: SEMINAR PARTICIPATION — MID-TERM EXAM — ASSIGNED 04 OCT. GRADING. typed. 04 October. 10 December. The questions will be assigned on Monday. 22 November.. directly based on assigned readings. consisting of 5% for a prospectus (an outline of what you intend to research. due in class on Monday. and the exam will be due in class. and lectures.250 words (at a maximum: 9 pages. DUE 25 OCT. sharing your points of view. submitted in class on Monday. at best. This final exam carries a value of 15% of the final course grade. and other course content. consists of seminar participation. 18 October). 04 October). Times New Roman font. engaging in dialogue with other members of the class. 25 October. and similar activities. 12 pt. — 15% 3 . on Monday. a takehome. mid-term essay exam will be assigned. At the end of Part One of the course. Participation goes beyond regular attendance (attendance. There is also a short research paper for this course (more details follow later on this page).). That paper carries a total value of 30% of the final course grade. — 5% DUE 22 NOV. COURSE REQUIREMENTS. for a total of 2. a negligible fraction of the participation grade).

and so forth. even better if they are known political anthropologists (for examples. For your prospectus. or social groups engaged in political processes. Here is a list of possible (not required or suggested) research topics: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • “African Tribalism” and the Hutu-Tutsi conflict in Rwanda “Third World Feminism”: any different from “First World” Feminism? “Third World Marxism”: any different from “First World” Marxism? Bolivian Amerindians in national political campaigns Challenges to Transactionalist Theory Che Guevara in Bolivia: analyses of a revolution that never was Conceptual problems with the category of “peasant” in anthropology Conceptualizing “passive” and “active” resistance in a historical case study: problems and limitations with the idea of resistance? Consumerism as an expression of agency? Anthropological debates on culture. The research paper must be typed. but cannot use less without negatively affecting their grade for the paper. You are to use the equivalent of five (5) book chapters or journal articles. at least three of those five sources must be written by academics.com/2010/08/aaastyle_guide.About the Research Paper Your first task is to pick a significant issue of interest to you.com/bibliography/). using Times New Roman. you can consider a range of options. a description of the topic you will be reading about. in conflict with the national state 4 . with one inch margins on all sides of each sheet. Students are not expected to exceed this number of sources. 12 pt. with an emphasis on works by anthropologists.ca/academicintegrity/plagiarism/). including reading on a particular theory. Xavante or other Amerindians of the Brazilian Amazon. double-spaced. font. organizations. resistance and the Gramscian concept of “hegemony” Ethnic Nationalism and the demise of states such as Yugoslavia and the USSR Gandhian philosophies and the politics of transformation in India Instrumentalist versus primordialist approaches to ethnic politics. that fits within the parameters of this political anthropology course (and you can tell what the parameters are from an examination of the course overview. our key questions for the course. In case you are stuck with ideas for a paper. reading the works of a particular political anthropologist and identifying her or his critical contributions to the field.wordpress.pdf). reading on movements. References must be formatted using the style guidelines of the American Anthropological Association (http://politicalanthro. see the course bibliography at http://politicalanthro.wordpress. and a provisional list of five sources.concordia. which amounts to roughly 120 pages of readings for your paper. consumption and political economy Culture. For this course. with numbered pages. what is required is a working title. Students must be careful to closely adhere to Concordia University’s guidelines on how to avoid plagiarism (see: http://provost. applied to a specific case study Inter-ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka Kayapo.files. and the various session topics and readings). a short explanation of how your paper fits into this course.

*the mandatory way to cite sources in this course*: http://library.concordia. The politics of stabilization: how some political systems seemingly endure with little change The symbols of populist politics in Peronist Argentina The Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas.ca/help/howto/apa.html 2. Useful resources for effective research papers: All students in the course should invest some time in studying the following resources. Canada. 1.g. act locally. How to Write a Research Paper: http://library.concordia.e.” Peasant rebellions Reformism versus revolution: anthropological analysis of a historical case study Religion and grassroots political resistance: e. etc.e. New Zealand. Mexico Transformations of traditional chiefdoms under colonial rule What are “post-colonial politics”? Theoretical review. Info Research 101 – Interactive Tutorial: http://library.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • and/or international development agencies Liberation Theology and working class political rebellion in Latin America Malcolm X and the movement for African-American civil rights and social transformation Messianic leaders Millenarian movements Movements embodying the principle of “think globally..ca/help/tutorial/# 5. applied to a case study World-Systems Analysis versus Marxist Theories of Capitalism: anthropological responses More details on the exams and the research paper requirements will be covered in class.html 3. some of which are mandatory for this course. Vodou and politics in Haiti Structural functionalism: theoretical problems concerning conflict and change The Eurocentricity of Development Theories and Practices The politics of decolonization in states which recently gained independence (i. so please make sure to attend regularly.ca/help/howto/perindex.ca/help/howto/internethandout. How to Find Research Articles: http://library. Australia.html 4.ca/help/howto/researchpaper..concordia.php 6. All Concordia Library “How To” Guides: http://library.concordia. post-1960s) The politics of national identity in settler societies: i.concordia. How to Use the Web for Research: http://library.ca/help/howto/ 5 .concordia. APA Citation Style Guide .

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69 C 63.” A+ 90-100 A 85.62 D+ 57. without major flaws. in a reasonably competent fashion. To translate numbers into letter grades. and shows an advanced understanding. How work is graded: For all work done in this course you will receive a numerical grade which will be converted to a letter grade when final grades are processed. does not mean that a higher grade will be the guaranteed outcome: in fact.59 D 53. is deemed “excellent.72 C+ 67. Please avoid coming to class late as other students have regularly complained about the disruptions that this can cause. copied directly from a faculty handbook in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. or stay the same.. showing sophisticated understanding and ability.84 B+ 77.79 B 73. however.” Work that has few flaws. “excellent”) are central in guiding the instructor’s evaluation of the quality of a paper.were made in an assessment. There will be no supplemental work. especially when it is a regular occurrence and students enter the room at all times. Work that covers all of the basics.56 D50. the grade could go lower.76 B70. Students who are observed to be repeatedly late will likely incur a deduction from their participation grade. It is vital that you understand that the characterizations below (i.66 C60.” Work that leaves little room for improvement (within the context of expectations of a 400 level course). or that the evaluation was manifestly unfair. then of course the student should speak to the professor. is deemed “satisfactory. Do not call the main office for course-related inquiries. demonstrating that the student has taken considerable initiative. writing and research ability is deemed “very good. Asking for a paper to be reassessed. Students’ performance in other courses is most assuredly not a valid basis for anticipating particular grade outcomes in this course.89 A80.e. please consult the following chart.52 F or FNS 40 (30-49) R 20 ( 0-29) 7 .

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please check e-mail. John. and life politics 9 . Joan Title: The anthropology of politics : a reader in ethnography.concordia. Theory. as all announcements will be sent to the class via e-mail. 2002. These may be consulted in addition to the required texts above.concordia.concordia. ed. governmentality. 2000. The Anthropology of Politics: A Reader in Ethnography.• • Financial Aid & Awards: http://web2. the appropriate notice is posted by the University on its website. Webster Circulation Desk) REQUIRED TEXTS: Vincent. Malden. and one copy of each is available on the Course Reserve. Gledhill. Also. SGW. John Title: Power and its disguises : anthropological perspectives on politics Edition: 2nd Call Number: GN 492 A593 2002 Author/Editor: Vincent. digital billboards on campus will announce the cancellation.2 A57 2005 Author/Editor: edited by Jonathan Xavier Inda Title: Anthropologies of modernity : Foucault. and Critique.ca/ Announcements: In the event of an unscheduled cancellation of a class.ca/financialaid/ Health Services: http://www-health. MA: Blackwell. The following items (in no particular order) have been placed on reserve at the Webster Circulation Desk. theory. Joan. REQUIRED TEXTS & COURSE RESERVE (These are available for purchase in the Concordia Bookstore. London: Pluto.ca. and critique Call Number: GN 492 C66 2004 Author/Editor: edited by David Nugent and Joan Vincent Title: A companion to the anthropology of politics Call Number: GN 492 A64 2006 Author/Editor: edited by Aradhana Sharma and Akhil Gupta Title: The anthropology of the state : a reader Call Number: GN 492. In addition. D. but cannot usually substitute for them (the first two items below being obvious exceptions): Call Number: GN 492 G55 2000 Author/Editor: Gledhill. Power and its Disguises: Anthropological Perspectives on Politics. See the “Class Cancellations” link on www.

Evans-Pritchard Title: African political systems Call Number: GN 490 M5 Editors: John Middleton & David Tait Title: Tribes without rulers. E. and Arthur Tuden Title: Political anthropology Call Number: GN 490 B3413 1970b Author/Editor: Georges Balandier Title: Political anthropology. law. Translated from the French by A. Kurtz Title: Political anthropology : power and paradigms Call Number: GN 490 P6 Author/Editor: Edited by Marc J. Victor W. E. Turner. editors Title: Empires. M. Federico Neiburg. studies in African segmentary systems [by] Laura Bohannan [and others] 1 . nations. and natives : anthropology and state-making Call Number: GN 645 G55 Author: Max Gluckman Title: Custom and conflict in Africa Call Number: GN 645 G56 Author: Max Gluckman Title: Order and rebellion in tribal Africa. Fortes & E. and ritual in tribal society CallNumber: DT 132 E8 1969 Author: E.Call Number: GN 492 K87 2001 Author/Editor: Donald V. and Lygia Sigaud. Sheridan Smith Call Number: GN 492 S74 2005 Author/Editor: edited by Christian Krohn-Hansen and Knut G. Nustad Title: State formation : anthropological perspectives Call Number: GN 492 E46 2005 Author/Editor: Benoit de L’Estoile. collected essays Call Number: GN 490 G4P6 Author: Max Gluckman Title: Politics. Evans-Pritchard Title: The Nuer : a description of the modes of livelihood and political Call Number: JZ 1318 R4 2010 Editors: George Ritzer & Zeynep Atalay Title: Readings in globalization : key concepts and major debates Call Number: GN 490 F6 Editors: M. Swartz.

Call Number: GN 658 M34 1977 Author: Lucy Philip Mair Title: Primitive government : a study of traditional political systems in eastern Africa Call Number: GN 492 C63 1976 Editors: Ronald Cohen & John Middleton Title: Comparative political systems : studies in the politics of preindustrial Call Number: GN 388 P64 1982 Editors: Eleanor Leacock & Richard Lee Title: Politics and history in band societies Call Number: GN 492. studies in political anthropology Call Number: GN 492 C5613 1987 Author: Pierre Clastres Title: Society against the state : essays in political anthropology Call Number: JC 26 A4 Editor: June Helm Title: Essays on the problem of tribe : proceedings of the 1967 Annual Spring Meeting of the American Ethnological Society Call Number: GN 492 V55 1990 Author: Joan Vincent Title: Anthropology and politics : visions. Burke Title: The transformation of East Africa.6 O7 Editors: Ronald Cohen and Elman R. and trends 1 . Service Title: Origins of the state : the anthropology of political evolution Call Number: GN 33 S65 1999 Author: Gavin A. Smith Title: Confronting the present : towards a politically engaged anthropology Call Number: GN 345 W643 2001 Author: Eric R. Wolf Title: Pathways of power : building an anthropology of the modern world Call Number: DT 365 D5 Editors: Stanley Diamond & Fred G. traditions.

E. 2 [Vincent reader] – E. “Market Model. Deadline for withdrawal with tuition refund from two-term and fall term courses. 19 [Vincent reader] – Eric Wolf. New Questions.E. SCHEDULE OF LECTURES & READINGS Please go to the course website: http://politicalanthro. 20 September. “Locating the political: a political anthropology for today. Production and Social Organization Readings: 1. Ch. 04 October.wordpress. • • Last day to add two-term and fall term courses. Class Structure and Consent: A Reconsideration of 1 . “Political Anthropology. Gledhill. Ch. 13 September. Ch. “Nuer Politics: Structure and System (1940).” 2344. Ch. 3. Week 3 Monday. 2010 FACING POLITICS AND POWER IN ANTHROPOLOGY Readings: 1.” 1-22. “The origins and limits of coercive power: the anthropology of stateless societies. 2010 POLITICAL SYSTEMS AND ROLES IN STATELESS SOCIETIES --Evolutionary Typologies of Power. “From hierarchy to surveillance: the politics of agrarian civilizations and the rise of the western national state. 2. 5 [Vincent reader] – Talal Asad. Gledhill. 2. Ch.com/schedule/ PART ONE: POWER AND POLITICS FROM STATELESS SOCIETIES TO COLONIAL RULE Week 1 Monday. REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES --What is Political Anthropology and Why Study it? [please commence readings for the following week] Week 2 Monday. 27 September. Victor Turner. Gledhill. 1. Ch. Arthur Tuden.” 45-66. 2. Week 4 Monday.” 34-38. 9 [Vincent reader] – Marc Swartz. Ch. 2010 POLITICS IN AGRARIAN SOCIETIES AND THE RISE OF THE STATE Readings: 1.” 102-109. 2. “Facing Power—Old Insights. 2010 OVERVIEW OF COURSE OBJECTIVES. 3. Evans-Pritchard.” 222-233.

Recommended: Kwame Nkrumah.” 65-81. 4. on this date.” 133-142.Swat Political Organization. at the start of class. “The Rise and Future Demise of World-Systems Analysis. “Post-colonial states: legacies of history and pressures of modernity.” 67-91. "Race. Optional: Frantz Fanon. Ch. 2.” 234-254. 1 November. “Perceptions of Protest: Defining the Dangerous in Colonial Sumatra. Gledhill. Ch. Ch. “The New World Disorder. 2010: Holiday. Ch. Ch. Week 7 Monday." Note: The mid-term exam is due in class. 23 [Vincent reader] – Jonathan Friedman. 21 [Vincent reader] – Benedict Anderson. Ch. 3. • 31 October: Last day for academic withdrawal from fall term courses. ---Monday. the mid-term exam questions will be assigned on this date. Ch. 2010 COLONIAL RULE Readings: 1. 2. 3. Immanuel Wallerstein." Note: Research paper prospectus is due on this date. 25 October. "The Pitfalls of National Consciousness. Charles Tilly. 18 October.” 92-126. 17 [Vincent reader] – Jean and John Comaroff. 11 October. 2. 3. “From the History of Colonial Anthropology to the Anthropology of Western Hegemony. Socio-political Disorder. “Transnationalization. 2010 GLOBALIZATION Readings: 1.” 153-171 PART TWO: TRANSNATIONAL POWER AND POLITICS Week 6 Monday. 5. no classes. Gledhill. "Warmaking and Statemaking as Organized Crime.” 203-212. Ch.” 1 . “Ethnographic Aspects of the World Capitalist System. 2010 COLONIALISM AND WORLD CAPITALISM Readings: 1. “The political anthropology of colonialism: a study of domination and resistance. “Of Revelation and Revolution. Also. university closed--Week 5 Monday.” 261-270. Neo-colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism. 20 [Vincent reader] – June Nash.” 285-300. 1997. in class. and Ethnicity: A Caribbean Interpretation. 14 [Vincent reader] – Ann Stoler. Class." Optional: Lloyd Best. 12 [Vincent reader] – Talal Asad. 3. and Ethnification as Expressions of Declining Global Hegemony.

AGENCY.” 409-423. Week 9 Monday. 28 [Vincent reader] – Nina Glick Schiller and Georges Fouron. 2010 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY AND POLITICAL PRIMORDIALISM AND PRACTICE THEORY AGENCY: TRANSACTIONALISM.” 338-355. Ch. 2. Ch. 3. 4.Week 8 Monday.” 271-284. “Peasants against Globalization. 2010 STRUCTURE. 1 . “‘The Bridge’ Revisited.” 153-183. AND POLITICAL CONFLICT Readings: 1. [Vincent reader] – Sharon Elaine Hutchinson. “Political process and ‘global disorder’: perspectives on contemporary conflict and violence. 22 [Vincent reader] – Arjun Appadurai. 29 November. IDEOLOGY AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS Week 10 Monday. 2. Ch. Ch.” 5358. [Vincent reader] – Max Gluckman. Ch. “‘The Bridge’: Analysis of a Social Situation in Zululand. 2. [Vincent reader] – Ronald Frankenberg. 22 November. 15 November. "Some Intellectual Genealogies for the Concept of Everyday Resistance. Gledhill.” 127-152.” 356-365. 3. 2010 GLOBAL PROCESSES AND LOCAL RESISTANCES Readings: 1." PART THREE: AGENCY. Note: The research paper is due in class on this date. 7. 2010 TRANSNATIONAL POWER Readings: 1. Ch. “Long-distance Nationalism Defined. 3. Ch. “Flexible Citizenship among Chinese Cosmopolitans. Recommended: K.” 59-64. 2. 27 [Vincent reader] – Aihwa Ong. “Nuer Ethnicity Militarized. 4. 32 [Vincent reader] – Marc Edelman. Ch. 8 November. “From macro-structure to micro-process: anthropological analysis of political practice. Gledhill. “Grassroots Globalization and the Research Imagination. Sivaramakrishnan.” 39-52. Ch. 6. Week 11 Monday.

3. Bailey. 2. Ch. [Vincent reader] – Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.” 214-242. 3. Ch. “New Proposals for Anthropologists. [Vincent reader] – F. 2010 ANTHROPOLOGICAL COMMITMENT Readings: 1.” 184-213. 7. "Political Anthropology: Manipulative Strategies. [Vincent reader] – Kathleen Gough. Ch. “Passages. 2. and Poverty: Religious Symbols of Communitas. by midnight. 2010 (make up class for 11 Oct.” 452-460. Gledhill. “Anthropology and politics: commitment. Tuesday. “Society against the modern state?: the politics of social movements.Readings: 1. Ch. responsibility and the academy.” 96-101. Gledhill. Optional: Joan Vincent. G. 8. 10 December. Week 12 & 13 Monday.ca) on Friday. Margins.” 110-119. 06 December. Ch. [Vincent reader] – Victor Turner.” 90-95." Note: the final exam is assigned on this date. 35. 9.concordia. “Stratagems and Spoils. 8. 07 December. 10. “Thinking Academic Freedom in Gendered Postcoloniality. Ch. holiday) REVIEW OF KEY CONCEPTS AND QUESTIONS IN POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY & CONCLUSION Readings: TBA Note: the final exam is due by email (send to mforte@alcor. 1 .