The Kuna Gathering: Contemporary Village Politics in Panama, 2nd ed.
Paperback, 6x9 in, xvi, 326 pages
Fenestra Books, July 2002
The appearance of ... The Kuna Gathering ... confirms my belief that meetings (finally) are beginning to emerge as an important topic of anthropological analysis ... [It is] one of the few full-scale ethnographies of a society examined from the standpoint of its meetings.... This is an important study because it provides us with the best example yet of what we can learn when we approach a cultural and social system through the events that participants use to both constitute and act within it.
--Helen Schwartzman, in The Meeting: Gatherings in Organizations and Communities
In The Kuna Gathering, Howe provides us with a vivid ... microview of Kuna village-level politics while at the same time judiciously attending to a broad range of issues of current concern in political anthropology and political science. [It is] a valuable study of politics in small-scale societies--and a pleasure to read.
--Philip Young, The American Political Science Review
About the author
James Howe is professor of anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Also by James Howe: A People Who Would Not Kneel: Panama, the United States and the San Blas Kuna, Smithsonian Institution Press.