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Political Leadership among Swat Pathans (London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology)

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A classic and highly influential ethnography, which explores political leadership among Swat Pathans - and which emphasizes the importance of individual decision-making for wider social processes.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published February 1st 1965 by Berg Publishers (first published 1965)
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Ann
Oct 19, 2012 Ann rated it liked it
Social Frameworks: Transactionalism

Political Leadership Among Swat Pathans by Fredrik Barth (1959)

The main purpose of Political Leadership Among Swat Pathans is to provide a “descriptive analysis of the political systems of Swat, with special reference to the sources of political authority, and the form of organization within which the authority is exercised.” (Barth 1959: 1) After stating this purpose (Chapter 1), and reviewing the general ecology and ethnology of Swat, Pakistan (Chapter 2), Ba
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Tanya
Oct 07, 2010 Tanya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written after his 1954 field assignment in the Swat Valley, Barth's work on the Pathans is thorough and--dare I say--fascinating.
Daniel
Jan 05, 2011 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not without its epistemological issues, but worth reading.
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