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The Resource Anthropology in the margins of the state, edited by Veena Das and Deborah Poole

Anthropology in the margins of the state, edited by Veena Das and Deborah Poole

Label
Anthropology in the margins of the state
Title
Anthropology in the margins of the state
Statement of responsibility
edited by Veena Das and Deborah Poole
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Featuring ten of the leading scholars in the field, this exploration of these transformations develops an ethnographic methodology and theoretical apparatus to assess perceptions of power in three regions where state reform and violence have been particularly dramatic: Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Rather than a geographic border, the term "margin" describes areas far from the centers of state sovereignty in which states are unable to ensure implementation of their programs and policies. Understanding how people perceive and experience the agency of the state: who is of, and not of, the state; and how practices at the margins shape the state itself are central themes." "Drawing on fieldwork in Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Peru, Guatemala, India Chad, Colombia, and South Africa, the contributors examine official documentary practices and their forms and falsifications: the problems that highly mobile mercenaries, currency, goods, arms, and diamonds pose to the suite; emerging non-state regulatory authorities, and the role language plays as cultures struggle to articulate their situation. These case studies provide wide-ranging analyses of the relationships between states and peoples on the edges of state power's effective reign."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Das, Veena.
  • Poole, Deborah.
Series statement
School of American Research advanced seminar series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political anthropology
  • State, the
  • Marginality, Social
Label
Anthropology in the margins of the state, edited by Veena Das and Deborah Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-320) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • State and its margins : comparative ethnographies/
  • Veena Das
  • Deborah Poole
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Between threat and guarantee : justice and community in the margins of the Peruvian state/
  • Deborah Poole
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Checkpoint : anthropology, identity, and the state/
  • Pradeep Jeganathan
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Deterritorialized citizenship and the resonances of the Sierra Leonean state/
  • Mariane C. Ferme
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Anthropologist discovers legendary two-faced Indian! : margins, the state, and duplicity in postwar Guatemala/
  • Diane M. Nelson
  • p. 117
  • 6.
  • AIDS and witchcraft in post-apartheid South Africa/
  • Adam Ashforth
  • p. 141
  • 7.
  • Operability : surgery at the margin of the state/
  • Lawrence Cohen
  • p. 165
  • 8.
  • Productivity in the margins : the reconstitution of state power in the Chad Basin/
  • Janet Roitman
  • p. 191
  • 9.
  • signature of the state : the paradox of illegibility/
  • Veena Das
  • p. 225
  • 10.
  • Contesting displacement in Colombia : citizenship and state sovereignty at the margins/
  • Victoria Sanford
  • p. 253
  • 11.
  • Where are the margins of the state?/
  • Talal Asad
  • p. 279
  • References.
  • p. 289
  • Index.
  • p. 321
Control code
ocm53824207
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 330 p.
Isbn
9781930618404
Lccn
2003026005
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Anthropology in the margins of the state, edited by Veena Das and Deborah Poole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-320) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • State and its margins : comparative ethnographies/
  • Veena Das
  • Deborah Poole
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Between threat and guarantee : justice and community in the margins of the Peruvian state/
  • Deborah Poole
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Checkpoint : anthropology, identity, and the state/
  • Pradeep Jeganathan
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Deterritorialized citizenship and the resonances of the Sierra Leonean state/
  • Mariane C. Ferme
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Anthropologist discovers legendary two-faced Indian! : margins, the state, and duplicity in postwar Guatemala/
  • Diane M. Nelson
  • p. 117
  • 6.
  • AIDS and witchcraft in post-apartheid South Africa/
  • Adam Ashforth
  • p. 141
  • 7.
  • Operability : surgery at the margin of the state/
  • Lawrence Cohen
  • p. 165
  • 8.
  • Productivity in the margins : the reconstitution of state power in the Chad Basin/
  • Janet Roitman
  • p. 191
  • 9.
  • signature of the state : the paradox of illegibility/
  • Veena Das
  • p. 225
  • 10.
  • Contesting displacement in Colombia : citizenship and state sovereignty at the margins/
  • Victoria Sanford
  • p. 253
  • 11.
  • Where are the margins of the state?/
  • Talal Asad
  • p. 279
  • References.
  • p. 289
  • Index.
  • p. 321
Control code
ocm53824207
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 330 p.
Isbn
9781930618404
Lccn
2003026005
Other physical details
ill.

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