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Drawing on a various, comparative ethnographic literature, this new quantity examines the intimate areas and cultural practices of these elites who occupy positions of energy and authority throughout quite a few assorted settings.
Using ethnographic case reports from quite a lot of geographical parts, together with Mexico, Peru, Amazonia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Europe, North the US and Africa, the members discover the internal worlds of which means and perform that outline and maintain elite identities. additionally they supply insights into the cultural mechanisms that hold elite prestige, and into the advanced ways in which elite teams relate to, and are embedded inside of, wider social and old techniques.

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