The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is the first instalment of The SAGE Handbook of the Social Sciences series and encompasses major specialities as well as key interdisciplinary themes relevant to the field. Globally, societies are facing major upheaval and change, and the social sciences are fundamental to the analysis of these issues, as well as the development of strategies for addressing them. This handbook provides a rich overview of the discipline and has a future focus whilst using international theories and examples throughout. The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is an essential resource for social scientists globally and contains a rich body of chapters on all major topics relevant to the field, whilst also presenting a possible road map for the future of the field. Part 1: Foundations; Part 2: Focal Areas; Part 3: Urgent Issues; and Part 4: Short Essays: Contemporary Critical Dynamics.

Populism and Moral Economy

Populism and moral economy
Chris Hann


Hardly anyone has a good word for populism in the early 21st century. It is associated with the subversion of representative democracy, with demagogic, xenophobic leaders, and even with a revival of Fascism. Few would have predicted this fate when the word became established in the late 19th century. Whether in economically backward Tsarist Russia or in the booming US, in the ethnic hodgepodge of imperial Eastern Europe or nominally republican Latin America, the populists were the revolutionaries seeking to emancipate the mass of the people from feudalism, foreign domination, or capitalist big business. If populism could be a clarion call for progressives a century ago, how do we explain the fact ...

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