The Anthropology of Elites

Power, Culture, and the Complexities of Distinction

  • Editors
  • Jon Abbink
  • Tijo Salverda

About this book


Offering insightful anthropological-historical contributions to the understanding of elites worldwide, this book helps us grasp their ways of life and role in times of contested global inequalities. Case studies include the Polish gentry, the white former colonial elite of Mauritius, professional elites, and transnational (financial) elites.


anthropology capital culture democracy identity Nation politics Transnational

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45060-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29055-7
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