Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Beyond Swat: History, Society and Economy Along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier

Beyond Swat: History, Society and Economy Along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier (Hardback)

£50.00
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Beyond Swat readdresses Fredrik Barth's seminal work Political Leadership among Swat Pathans, and the reactions it sparked, in relationship to contemporary developments in Swat and the wider Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier region. It explores the relevance of these scholarly debates to understanding the key dynamics affecting the region and its people today. Written by anthropologists and historians with long-standing research experience in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as expertise in one or more of the region's languages, each chapter explores varying yet interconnected dimensions of the region's culture, society and politics over a broad span of history and their relevance to wider debates about the dynamics shaping this and other comparable 'frontier' spaces. The parallels the authors make cross temporal, as well as spatial boundaries and, in doing so, open up theoretically innovative lines of scholarly enquiry about the Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier, the nature of Islamic militancy, its connections to ethnicity, class and transformations in the nature of state power, and, more generally, the relationship between anthropology and history.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsGeopoliticsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesEthnic minorities & multicultural studies Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 01/06/2012 ISBN-13: 9781849042062  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Benjamin Hopkins is Assistant Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University, author of The Making of Modern Afghanistan, and co-editor, with Magnus Marsden, of Fragments of the Afghan Frontier. Magnus Marsden is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology with Reference to South and Central Asia, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He has spent 15 years conducting research in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. His publications include Living Islam: Muslim Religious Experience in Pakistan's North-West Frontier (2005) and, as co-editor with Benjamin Hopkins, Fragments of the Afghan Frontier.

More books by Magnus Marsden

More books by Benjamin D. Hopkins

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Roadmap to Hell: Sex, Drugs and Guns...
(Hardback)
Barbie Latza Nadeau
 
 
£16.99
 
Technology and International...
(Paperback)
Bhaskar Balakrishnan
 
 
£27.99
 
In the Shadows of the American...
(Hardback)
Alfred W. McCoy
 
 
£18.99
 
Latest Blog
The Mexican--US Border: Where the Imagination Flourishes…
19/01/2018

Tim Baker reflects on the literary impact of the Mexican-US border and lists some of his favourite novels set in this notorious region.

Johann Hari Takes Issue with the Concept of Self-Help
18/01/2018

Johann Hari explains why, in order to feel better, we must stop being 'you', in favour of being 'us', being 'we', becoming part of the group.

Jealousy, Rivalry, Insecurity, Frustration... Non Pratt Explores the World of Female Teenage Friendships
16/01/2018

Non explores friendship in YA novels and especially those that depict the imperfect middle ground.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd