'Scientific anthropology has shown that analysis of power can be successfully performed even in society that are not governed by prevailing Western institutions.'
In his comprehensive research the author analyses power distribution and pervasiveness by means of human sciences new theoretical tools that have been developed in the last few decades. His anthropological approach tackles some essential issues, such as egalitarian cultures and centralisation of power in modern State nations. While citizens are progressively divested of their decision-making power, Boni suggests to spread social-power, i.e that power that is expressed in ordinary cultural conditioning. Starting from one's everyday experience, one can get out of that invisible but oppressive rule which is established in the order of normality, and creatively assert subversive knowledge, practices and values.
«Power is tolerable provided you can conceal an important part of yourself» Michel Foucault
Stefano Boni (Roma, 1970) after an Oxford degree in Anthropology carried out researches in Ghana, Venezuela and Italy. He presently teaches Cultural Anthropology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.