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The Social Lives of the Elite: Friendship and Power in Pakistan

Armytage, Rosita


The ways in which elite individuals perpetuate their power and privilege and so reinforce existing social inequalities within developing country contexts are analysed in this article. I argue that in highly politically and economically unstable environments, socialising between the uppermost bureaucratic, political, military and business elite serves to create intimacy and obligation between individuals who may be functionally useful to one another, and strengthens and reinforces elite...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2015.1076887


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