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What can anthropological thinking contribute to the study of revolutions? The first book-length attempt to develop an anthropological approach to revolutions, this book proposes that revolutions should be seen as concerted attempts radically to reconstitute the worlds people inhabit. Viewing revolutions as all-embracing, world-creating projects, Anthropologies of Revolution asks the reader to move beyond the idea of revolutions as acts of violent political rupture, instead viewing them as processes of societal transformation that penetrate deeply into the fabric of people’s lives, unfolding and refolding the coordinates of human existence.