This volume shows the importance for international security studies for better understanding the social dynamics of peace and conflict. It illustrates the crucial role that culture and symbols play in facilitating peace or fostering conflict and intended for anthropologists widely.

part Part 1|51 pages

Confronting Peace and War

chapter 1|18 pages

Anthropology and International Security

ByRobert A. Rubinstein

chapter 2|11 pages

Compromise and the Rhetoric of Good and Evil

ByMary Catherine Bateson

chapter 3|19 pages

Inducement to Military Participation in Tribal Societies

ByWalter Goldschmidt

part Part 2|59 pages

Dynamics of Conflict

chapter 4|12 pages

Images of the Other

ByPeter Worsley

chapter 5|10 pages

Values and the Exercise of Power: Military Elites

ByDonna Brasset

chapter 6|16 pages

Achieving Social Competence in the Navy Community

ByLinda Pulliam

part Part 3|65 pages

Dynamics of Peace

chapter 8|11 pages

The Communist Ethic and the Spirit of China's Party Cadres

ByJack M. Potter

chapter 9|12 pages

Rivalry and the Rise of Swiss Neutrality: The Feud in the Peace

ByJonathan Habarad

chapter 10|11 pages

Philippine Verticality and the Deflection of Class Conflict

ByJames Ν. Anderson

chapter 11|14 pages

Fourth World Responses to External Threats: The Dené

ByAlice Β. Kehoe

chapter |13 pages

Conclusion / Expanding the Anthropology of Peace and Conflict

ByMary LeCron Foster