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Mistrust

A Global Perspective

Authors: Mühlfried, Florian

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  • Seeks to understand the workings and consequence of mistrust as a social phenomenon
  • Examines how mistrust is applied to reduce social complexity and how radical mistrust manifests
  • Circulates around ethnographies in the Caucuses region, opening up a non-Eurocentric perspective from often-othered “experts” in mistrust 
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This book examines the social practice of mistrust through the lens of social anthropology. In focusing on the citizens of the Caucasus, a region located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Mühlfried counters the postcolonial discourse that routinely treats these individuals, known for their mistrust of the state, as “others.” Combining ethnographic observations presenting mistrust as an observable reality with socio-political issues from a non-Western region, Mühlfried opens up a non-Eurocentric perspective on an underexplored social practice and a major counterpoint to the well-examined social phenomenon of “trust.” This perspective allows for a more profound understanding of pressing issues such as populist movements and post-truth politics.

About the authors

Florian Mühlfried is a writer and social anthropologist based in Vienna. His academic publications include the edited volumes Mistrust: Ethnographic Approximations (2018) and Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces: Religious Pluralism in the Post-Soviet Caucasus (coedited with Tsyplylma Darieva and Kevin Tuite) as well as the books Being a State and States of Being in Highland Georgia (2014) and Post-Soviet Feasting: The Georgian Banquet in Transition (2006, in German).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mistrust
Book Subtitle
A Global Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11470-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11470-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11469-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 111
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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