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The anthropology of the state : a reader

Author: Aradhana Sharma; Akhil Gupta
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Series: Blackwell readers in anthropology, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical texts and cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific state institutions, practices, and processes and outlines an anthropological framework for rethinking future study of 'the state'
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aradhana Sharma; Akhil Gupta
ISBN: 1405114673 1405114681 9781405114677 9781405114684
OCLC Number: 60393486
Description: x, 410 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Bureaucracy / Max Weber --
State and civil society / Antonio Gramsci --
Ideology and ideological state apparatuses (notes towards an investigation) / Louis Althusser --
Notes on the difficulty of studying the state / Philip Abrabs --
Governmentality / Michel Foucault --
Governing 'advanced' liberal democracies / Nikolas Rose --
Society, economy, and the state effect / Timothy Mitchell --
Finding the man in the state / Wendy Brown --
Blurred boundaries : the discourse of corruption, the culture of politics, and the imagined state / Akhil Gupta --
Cities, people, and language / James C. Scott --
The anti-politics machine / James Ferguson --
Making war at home in the United States : militarization and the current Crisis / Catherine Lutz --
Cultural logics of belonging and movement : transnationalism, naturalization, and US immigration politics / Susan Bibler Coutin --
The Public/private mirage : mapping homes and undomesticating violence work in the South Asian Immigrant community / Anannya Bhattacharjee --
Popular culture and the state / Stuart Hall --
The banality of power and the aesthetics of vulgarity in the postcolony / Achille Mbembe.
Series Title: Blackwell readers in anthropology, 9.
Responsibility: edited by Aradhana Sharma and Akhil Gupta.
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