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The Resource Red tape : bureaucracy, structural violence, and poverty in India, Akhil Gupta

Red tape : bureaucracy, structural violence, and poverty in India, Akhil Gupta

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Red tape : bureaucracy, structural violence, and poverty in India
Title
Red tape
Title remainder
bureaucracy, structural violence, and poverty in India
Statement of responsibility
Akhil Gupta
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Red Tape presents a major new theory of the state developed by the renowned anthropologist Akhil Gupta. Seeking to understand the chronic and widespread poverty in India, the world's fourth largest economy, Gupta conceives of the relation between the state in India and the poor as one of structural violence. Every year this violence kills between two and three million people, especially women and girls, and lower-caste and indigenous peoples. Yet India's poor are not disenfranchised; they actively participate in the democratic project. Nor is the state indifferent to the plight of the poor; it sponsors many poverty amelioration programs."--Publisher's web site
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gupta, Akhil
Index
index present
LC call number
HC440.P6
LC item number
G858 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
John Hope Franklin Center Books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Public welfare
  • Political corruption
  • Bureaucracy
Label
Red tape : bureaucracy, structural violence, and poverty in India, Akhil Gupta
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Hope Franklin Center book"--Half t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Poverty as biopolitics
  • The state and the politics of poverty
  • Corruption, politics, and the imagined state
  • Narratives of corruption
  • "Let the train run on paper" : bureaucratic writing as state practice
  • Literacy, bureaucratic domination, and democracy
  • Population and neoliberal governmentality
Control code
ocn769916218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 368 p.
Isbn
9780822350989
Lccn
2011053298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Red tape : bureaucracy, structural violence, and poverty in India, Akhil Gupta
Publication
Note
"A John Hope Franklin Center book"--Half t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Poverty as biopolitics
  • The state and the politics of poverty
  • Corruption, politics, and the imagined state
  • Narratives of corruption
  • "Let the train run on paper" : bureaucratic writing as state practice
  • Literacy, bureaucratic domination, and democracy
  • Population and neoliberal governmentality
Control code
ocn769916218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 368 p.
Isbn
9780822350989
Lccn
2011053298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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