world in pieces: culture and politics at the end of the century,
in: Focaal: European journal of anthropology (Utrecht/NED: Stichting Focaal), no. 32 (1998), pp. 91-117
(by Clifford Geertz)
a series of three lectures originally delivered in 1995, it is argued that,
given the fragmentation of political forms since 1989 & the rise of
so-called ethnic conflicts around the world, political theorists,
anthropologists, & other human scientists must address the conceptual issues
that arise. A review of both the general state of things & some particular
cases is offered to develop, from the point of view of a cultural
anthropologist, a more useful framework for understanding the more pluralistic
pattern of relationships that seems to be emerging among the world's peoples.
Adapted from the source document.
source: Sociological Abstracts Inc. (paper version)
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