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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
The form and reach of the modern state are changing radically under the pressure of globalization. This innovative 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. 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
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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.
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  • 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
State and its margins : comparative ethnographies / Veena Das and Deborah Poole -- Between threat and guarantee : justice and community in the margins of the Peruvian state / Deborah Poole -- Checkpoint : anthropology, identity, and the state / Pradeep Jeganathan -- Deterritorialized citizenship and the resonances of the Sierra Leonean state / Mariane C. Ferme -- Anthropologist discovers legendary two-faced Indian! : margins, the state, and duplicity in postwar Guatemala / Diane M. Nelson -- AIDS and witchcraft in post-apartheid South Africa / Adam Ashforth -- Operability : surgery at the margin of the state / Lawrence Cohen -- Productivity in the margins : the reconstitution of state power in the Chad Basin / Janet Roitman -- The signature of the state : the paradox of illegibility / Veena Das -- Contesting displacement in Colombia : citizenship and state sovereignty at the margins / Victoria Sanford -- Where are the margins of the state? / Talal Asad
Control code
ocm53824207
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 330 p.
Isbn
9780852559482
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
State and its margins : comparative ethnographies / Veena Das and Deborah Poole -- Between threat and guarantee : justice and community in the margins of the Peruvian state / Deborah Poole -- Checkpoint : anthropology, identity, and the state / Pradeep Jeganathan -- Deterritorialized citizenship and the resonances of the Sierra Leonean state / Mariane C. Ferme -- Anthropologist discovers legendary two-faced Indian! : margins, the state, and duplicity in postwar Guatemala / Diane M. Nelson -- AIDS and witchcraft in post-apartheid South Africa / Adam Ashforth -- Operability : surgery at the margin of the state / Lawrence Cohen -- Productivity in the margins : the reconstitution of state power in the Chad Basin / Janet Roitman -- The signature of the state : the paradox of illegibility / Veena Das -- Contesting displacement in Colombia : citizenship and state sovereignty at the margins / Victoria Sanford -- Where are the margins of the state? / Talal Asad
Control code
ocm53824207
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 330 p.
Isbn
9780852559482
Lccn
2003026005
Other physical details
ill.

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