Degree Granting Department
Kevin Yelvington, Ph.D.
Elites, Gramsci, Political economy, Ideology, Hegemony
This document is an ethnographic account of one researcher's experience during an election season spent with one candidate. The document considers the history of political anthropology as a subfield of anthropology, the deployment of ideology and hegemony as theoretical concepts, and includes a brief history of Tampa and Hillsborough County politics. The document attempts to make connections between the practical necessities of campaigning, with reference to the processual approach of examining micro-political process, and theoretical issues related to the subject of political anthropology, notably the concepts of ideology, hegemony, and the subject of elites in human social organization.
Scholar Commons Citation
Ford, E.J, "Life on the campaign trail: The political anthropology of local politics" (2008). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.