6029 -- JÖRKE, DIRK

Politische Anthropologie. Eine Einführung

Wiesbaden: VS Verlag 2005
157 pp., Euro 14.90; ISBN 3-531-14908-3

Political anthropology. An introduction
Jörke presents the most important modern approaches and scholars in political anthropology and discusses them: the classical theories of Helmuth Plessner and Arnold Gehlen, naturalistic theories of ’biopolitics´, the criticism of the anthropological approach by the Frankfurt School and postmodern philosophy, and recent concepts of Jürgen Habermas, Martha Nussbaum, Otfried Höffe, Charles Taylor, and Axel Honneth. In this way the book comprises an overview of political-anthropological thought in the 20th and 21st centuries. Chapters cover political anthropology in the history of ideas, the Political in philosophical anthropology, criticism of anthropology, and chapters on the abovementioned authors.

Keywords: political anthropology, anthropology and politics