Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology

Legitimacy

Ethnographic and Theoretical Insights

Editors: Pardo, Italo, Prato, Giuliana B. (Eds.)

  • Propels the discussion of legitimacy and legitimation into the present day and beyond
  • International range of case studies, including banking, neighborhoods, poverty and unemployment, and political actions and grassroots organizing
  • Articulates the question of morality in relation to legitimacy and legitimation in every chapter
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About this book

Global in scope, this original and thought-provoking collection applies new theory on legitimacy and legitimation to urban life. An informed reflection on this comparatively new topic in anthropology in relation to morality, action, law, politics and governance is both timely and innovative, especially as worldwide discontent among ordinary people grows. The ethnographically-based analyses offered here range from banking to neighbourhoods, from poverty to political action at the grassroots. They recognize the growing gap between the rulers and the ruled with particular attention to the morality of what is right as opposed to what is legal. This book is a unique contribution to social theory, fostering discussion across the many boundaries of anthropological and sociological studies.

About the authors

Italo Pardo is Honorary Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Kent, UK, and founding President of the International Urban Symposium-IUS. He founded and co-edits Urbanities: Journal of Urban Ethnography. In the 1990s he pioneered the study of Legitimacy in Anthropology.  Giuliana B. Prato is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Social Anthropology at the University of Kent, UK, and co-founder and Secretary-Treasurer of the IUS. She Chairs the IUAES Commission on Urban Anthropology. Recently, she edited The Palgrave Handbook of Urban Ethnography with Italo Pardo.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Ethnographies of Legitimacy: Methodological and Theoretical Insights

    Pardo, Italo (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • On the Legitimacy of Democratic Representation: Two Case Studies from Europe

    Prato, Giuliana B.

    Pages 27-56

  • Governance Without Legitimacy: An Italian Conundrum of Democracy

    Pardo, Italo

    Pages 57-82

  • Legitimating Poverty: The Minimum Guaranteed Income Pilot Case

    Spyridakis, Manos

    Pages 83-103

  • Legal but Not Legitimate: The Changing Practices of Financial Citizenship in Turkey

    Atalay, Z. Nurdan

    Pages 105-123

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96238-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: December 10, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96237-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legitimacy
Book Subtitle
Ethnographic and Theoretical Insights
Editors
  • Italo Pardo
  • Giuliana B. Prato
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96238-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96238-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96237-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 338
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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