Political Anthropology and Anthropology of Politics: An Overview

Suresh Dhakal
2012 Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology  
In this short review, I have tried to sketch an overview of historical development of political anthropology and its recent trends. I was enthused to prepare this review article as there does not exist any of such simplified introduction of one of the prominent sub-fields in cultural anthropology for the Nepalis readers, in particular. I believe this particular sub-field has to offer much to understand and explain the recent trends and current turmoil of the political transition in the country.
more » ... Political anthropologists than any other could better explain how the politics is socially and culturally embedded and intertwined, therefore, separation of the twopolitics from social and cultural processes -is not only impossible but methodologically wrong, too.
doi:10.3126/dsaj.v5i0.6365 fatcat:kat5phezpbbulpawutzueuw3q4