Mistrust: A Global Perspective by Florian M³hlfriedMistrust: A Global Perspective by Florian M³hlfried

Mistrust: A Global Perspective

byFlorian M³hlfried

Hardcover | March 5, 2019

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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.

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 Sta...
Title:Mistrust: A Global PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:111 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 5, 2019Publisher:Palgrave Pivot USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030114694

ISBN - 13:9783030114695


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Distrusting Mistrust

Chapter 2. Mistrusting the System

Chapter 3. Mistrust and Complexity

Chapter 4. Radical Forms of Mistrust

Chapter 5. Mistrusting the Obvious

Chapter 6. Crisis of Mistrust