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The Resource The headless state : aristocratic orders, kinship society, & misrepresentations of nomadic inner Asia, David Sneath

The headless state : aristocratic orders, kinship society, & misrepresentations of nomadic inner Asia, David Sneath

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The headless state : aristocratic orders, kinship society, & misrepresentations of nomadic inner Asia
Title
The headless state
Title remainder
aristocratic orders, kinship society, & misrepresentations of nomadic inner Asia
Statement of responsibility
David Sneath
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking work, social anthropologist David Sneath aggressively dispels the myths surrounding the history of steppe societies and proposes a new understanding of the nature and formation of the state. Since the colonial era, representations of Inner Asia have been dominated by images of fierce nomads organized into clans and tribes-but as Sneath reveals, these representations have no sound basis in historical fact. Rather, they are the product of nineteenth-century evolutionist social theory, which saw kinship as the organizing principle in a nonstate society. Sneath
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sneath, David
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asia, Central
  • Tribal government
  • Clans
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Aristocracy (Political science)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Aristocracy (Political science)
  • Clans
  • Politics and government
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Tribal government
  • Asia, Central
  • Staat (politicologie)
  • Politieke macht
  • Adel
  • Steppen
  • Azië
  • Asian history
  • Asia
  • Social & cultural anthropology
  • History
  • Culture and History of non-European Territories
  • Global History
  • History
Label
The headless state : aristocratic orders, kinship society, & misrepresentations of nomadic inner Asia, David Sneath
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The myth of the kinship society : evolutionism and the anthropological imagination -- The imaginary tribe : colonial and imperial orders and the peripheral polity -- The state construction of the clan : the unilineal descent group and the ordering of state subjects -- The essentialized nomad : neocolonial and Soviet models -- Creating peoples : nation-state history and the notion of identity -- The headless state : aristocratic orders and the substrata of power
Control code
ocn595707085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 273 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511674
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/snea14054
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2725j2
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)595707085
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The headless state : aristocratic orders, kinship society, & misrepresentations of nomadic inner Asia, David Sneath
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The myth of the kinship society : evolutionism and the anthropological imagination -- The imaginary tribe : colonial and imperial orders and the peripheral polity -- The state construction of the clan : the unilineal descent group and the ordering of state subjects -- The essentialized nomad : neocolonial and Soviet models -- Creating peoples : nation-state history and the notion of identity -- The headless state : aristocratic orders and the substrata of power
Control code
ocn595707085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 273 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511674
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/snea14054
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2725j2
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)595707085
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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