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Society Aganist State : Essays in Political Anthropology

Society Aganist State : Essays in Political Anthropology - 87 edition

Society Aganist State : Essays in Political Anthropology - 87 edition

ISBN13: 9780942299014

ISBN10: 0942299019

Society Aganist State : Essays in Political Anthropology by Pierre Clastres, Hurley,Robert  Translator and Abe  Translator Stein - ISBN 9780942299014
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 87
Copyright: 1987
Publisher: Zone Books
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Society Aganist State : Essays in Political Anthropology by Pierre Clastres, Hurley,Robert  Translator and Abe  Translator Stein - ISBN 9780942299014

ISBN13: 9780942299014

ISBN10: 0942299019

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 87

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Summary

Can there be a society that is not divided into oppressors and oppressed, or that refuses coercive state apparatuses? In this landmark text in anthropology and political science, Pierre Clastres offers examples of South American Indian groups that, though without hierarchical leadership, were both affluent and complex. In so doing, he refutes the usual negative definition of tribal society and poses its order as a radical critique of our own Western state of power. Born in 1934, Pierre Clastres was educated at the Sorbonne. Through out the 1960s he lived with Indian groups in Paraguay and Venezuela. From 1971 to his death in 1979 he was a Director of Studies at the Atilde;permil;cole Pratique des Hautes Atilde;permil;tudes in Paris, where he held the chair of Religion and Societies of the South American Indians.