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The Kuna Gathering: Contemporary Village Politics in Panama -- James Howe, 2nd ed.

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The Kuna Gathering: Contemporary Village Politics in Panama, 2nd ed.

James Howe

Paperback, 6x9 in, xvi, 326 pages
Fenestra Books, July 2002
ISBN: 1587361116


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.