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Bailey, F. G. (Frederick George)

Overview
Works: 56 works in 389 publications in 5 languages and 9,622 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS485.O6, 954.13
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Most widely held works about F. G Bailey
 
Most widely held works by F. G Bailey
Stratagems and spoils; a social anthropology of politics by F. G Bailey( Book )

50 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"F. G. Bailey's political-anthropology text is reissued here with a postscript that comments critically on the book's scope, its reception, and its uses. First published in 1969, Stratagems and Spoils captured the imagination of scholars and students with a revealing examination of principles of political competition that operate alike in "exotic" and "developed" societies. In Bailey's analysis, Swat Pathan chiefs, cosa nostra gangsters, General de Gaulle, and the Untouchables in a rural Indian village (for example) are shown employing similar strategies, both effective and ineffective, to win and hold followers while eroding the support of their opponents. Provocative and insightful. Stratagems and Spoils provides a conceptual toolkit for analyzing, in any culture, the rules that regulate political contests and that determine who will win and who will lose."--Jacket
Caste and the economic frontier; a village in highland Orissa by F. G Bailey( Book )

44 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and social change; Orissa in 1959 by F. G Bailey( Book )

34 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribe, caste, and nation : a study of political activity and political change in highland Orissa by F. G Bailey( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prevalence of deceit by F. G Bailey( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tactical uses of passion : an essay on power, reason, and reality by F. G Bailey( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humbuggery and manipulation : the art of leadership by F. G Bailey( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gifts and poison; the politics of reputation by F. G Bailey( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in English and French and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality and expediency : the folklore of academic politics by F. G Bailey( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The witch-hunt, or, The triumph of morality by F. G Bailey( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and German and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bailey moves easily between fieldnotes and memory as he takes a new look at his first impressions and reflects on what he has learned. His elegant book is a powerful reassessment of anthropology's most enduring themes and debates which will imprint on the reader's mind a vivid image of a place and its people."--Jacket
The civility of indifference : on domesticating ethnicity by F. G Bailey( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dissolution of Yugoslavia inspired F.G. Bailey to consider the relations among ethnic groups that had seemed reconciled to living together and then broke into murderous conflicts. For his exploration of the ancient, recurring problem of ethnic strife, Bailey considers the village of Bisipara in the state of Orissa, in eastern India. Bisipara was a community in which different ethnic groups were seen as distinct breeds of people, arranged in a hierarchy of worthiness. In The Civility of Indifference, Bailey documents a case of ethnic strife that threatened the village forty years ago but did not consume it in bloodshed. The restraint, he suggests, reflected not compassion but a sense of inevitability. The people of Bisipara perceived the world in such a way that violence enacted as ethnic cleansing would have seemed to them a disastrous indulgence and a sure path to self-destruction. Their story serves as a parable of pragmatic indifference, in contrast to the fanaticism that justifies civil war. A seasoned ethnographer, the author considers the social structure of the community, examining the multiple castes with sensitivity and respect. His detailed description reveals the competing moral visions held by various groups, and his conclusions open a new perspective on ethnic violence
Debate and compromise; the politics of innovation by F. G Bailey( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kingdom of individuals : an essay on self-respect and social obligation by F. G Bailey( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasons, stratagems, and spoils : how leaders make practical use of values and beliefs by F. G Bailey( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saving lie : truth and method in the social sciences by F. G Bailey( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the distinction between selflessness and self-interestedness, between acting for one's own advantage and acting, even when disadvantageous, for reasons of duty or conscience. This apparently straightforward contrast (exemplified in the difference between rational-choice models in economics and holistic models in social anthropology) is a source of confusion. This is so, F. G. Bailey argues, because people polarize and essentialize both actors and actions and uphold one or the other side of the contrast as concrete reality, as the truth about how the social world works. The task of The Saving Lie is to show that both versions are convenient fictions, with instrumental rather than ontological significance: they are not about truth but about power. At best they are tools that enable us to make sense of our experience; at the same time they are weapons we deploy to define situations and thus exercise control.Bailey says that both models fail the test of empiricism: they can be at once immensely elegant and quite remote from anyone's experience in the real world. And since both models are "saving lies," we should accept them as necessities, but only to the extent they are useful, and we should constantly remind ourselves of their limitations. The wrong course, according to Bailey, is to promote one model to the total exclusion of the other. Instead, we should take care to examine systematically the rhetoric used to promote these models not only in intellectual discourse but also in defining situations in everyday life.The book strongly and directly advocates a point of view that combines skepticism with a determination to anchor abstract argument in evidence. It is argumentative; it invites confrontation; yet it leaves many doors open for further thought
Political systems and the distribution of power by Michael Banton( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern political anthropology began in 1940 with the first systematic comparative studies of how primitive societies maintained law and order. The focus was on government and the presence or absence of state institutions. Recently, interest has shifted to the study of power, to examining the manipulation of political relations, and to the task of elaborating a classification of governmental systems that will throw light on the important problems for research. First published in 1965
The need for enemies : a bestiary of political forms by F. G Bailey( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the escalating hostilities of today's world, F.G. Bailey returns to the state of Orissa in the eastern India of the 1950s to consider what held a diverse collection of people together and what drove them apart. The last of Bailey's books about Orissa, The Need for Enemies offers a groundlevel view of regional politics in South Asia in the years following independence. In doing so, the book analyzes political problems that are of universal concern: incivility in public life, the inescapable dilemma of duty always in tension with interests, public consensus on what is right and good giving way to a babel of inconsistent moralities, and, not least, true believers contesting realists who see virtue in compromise
God-botherers and other true believers : Gandhi, Hitler, and the religious right by F. G Bailey( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When reason fails to guide us in our everyday lives, we turn to faith, to religion; we close our minds; we reject austere reasoning. This rejection, which is a faith-based social and intellectual malignancy, has two unfortunate consequences: it blocks the way to knowledge that might enhance the quality of life and it opens the way to charlatans who exploit the faith of others. Examining two unquestionable malignancies of "the Christian Right" in present-day politics in the United States and the "secular religion" of Hitler's National Socialism, as well as the third, more complex case of Gandhi, the author asserts that we need religion, but we also need to make sure it does no harm
Les regles du jeu politique, etude anthropologique by F. G Bailey( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in French and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the social sciences by Norman MacKenzie( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in Italian and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Humbuggery and manipulation : the art of leadership
Alternative Names
Bailey, F.G.

Bailey, F. G. 1924-

Bailey, Frederick George.

Bailey, Frederick George 1924-

Languages
English (313)

French (13)

Spanish (6)

Italian (3)

German (1)

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Humbuggery and manipulation : the art of leadershipMorality and expediency : the folklore of academic politicsThe witch-hunt, or, The triumph of moralityThe civility of indifference : on domesticating ethnicityThe kingdom of individuals : an essay on self-respect and social obligationTreasons, stratagems, and spoils : how leaders make practical use of values and beliefsThe saving lie : truth and method in the social sciencesThe need for enemies : a bestiary of political formsGod-botherers and other true believers : Gandhi, Hitler, and the religious right