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Reassembling The Social Organization

Collaboration and Digital Media in (Re)making Boas’s 1897 Book

Aaron Glass, Judith Berman, and Rainer Hatoum

many mistakes in the names of the masks and dishes that I think should be put to rights before one of us die.” 1 The book in question was the 1897 monograph The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians . A synthesis of Boas

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Hierarchy, Value, and the Value of Hierarchy

Naomi Haynes and Jason Hickel

the way for us to speak not only of hierarchical social organization but also of values. This connection is most immediately evident in the fact that when people speak positively of hierarchy, they are speaking about what they value. Even more

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Demotion as Value

Rank Infraction among the Ngadha in Flores, Indonesia

Olaf H. Smedal

Howell describes differs markedly from that explored in this article). The first construct is articulated as a social organization characterized by hereditary rank. The other echoes ideas of a more democratic and egalitarian social order. The first finds

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Fabian Frenzel

. Accordingly, space is (1) a framework and (2) a product of social organization, while it also (3) exists as a more subjective category of the human experience in organizations. These three dimensions form the basis of the presented analysis of Resurrection

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Frank Battaglia

matrilineal, and traditions and social organizations of that derivation survived in some areas into historical time. H. M. Chadwick offered this view of Germanic, 7 Irish, 8 Celtic, Roman, Greek, 9 as well as Pictish peoples, 10 and Colin Renfrew has

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Battle of Cosmologies

The Catholic Church, Adat, and ‘Inculturation’ among Northern Lio, Indonesia

Signe Howell

article I have treated hierarchy both as a value schema expressed through relations of asymmetry and as a mode of social organization. Although I use Dumont as a springboard for my analysis, I am not indiscriminately following all his propositions. I have

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John Drakakis

stability of the household, and, by implication, the ‘state’. Marxism has traditionally placed its emphasis on ‘modes of production’, the forms of social organization that are designed to sustain, distribute and reproduce particular kinds of material

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Joseph L. Walsh

In discussing Sartre’s contribution to a Marxist ethics of revolution, it is important first to note that it is the ethics of revolution that is under consideration and not the broader question of Marxism and morality. Much has been written in recent years on the question of morality in Marxism, focusing generally on moral theory and justice, for example, Rodney Peffer’s wonderful summation of discussions about Marxism’s moral vision regarding human action and social organization.

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The historical anthropology of thought

Jean-Pierre Vernant and intellectual innovation in ancient Greece

S. C. Humphreys

This article illustrates the need for a historical anthropology of the longue durée, dealing with pre-modern societies, by analyzing the work of Jean-Pierre Vernant on the development of thought in ancient Greece. Vernant's anthropologies began with Marx and the historical psychologist Ignace Meyerson; he was influenced by the Durkheimian Louis Gernet and later by Lévi-Strauss. His early interest in relating Greek rationality to social organization led him increasingly into work on Greek religion and tragedy. This article builds on his work by studying the social contexts of communication that facilitated the proposal and elaboration of unconventional ideas.

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Wolfgang Schroeder and Rainer Weinert

The approach of the new millennium appears to signal the demise

of traditional models of social organization. The political core of

this process of change—the restructuring of the welfare state—and

the related crisis of the industrywide collective bargaining agreement

have been subjects of much debate. For some years now in

specialist literature, this debate has been conducted between the

proponents of a neo-liberal (minimally regulated) welfare state and

the supporters of a social democratic model (highly regulated). The

alternatives are variously expressed as “exit vs. voice,” “comparative

austerity vs. progressive competitiveness,” or “deregulation vs.

cooperative re-regulation.”