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Imagining the post-apartheid state : an ethnographic account of Namibia

Author: John T Friedman
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In north-west Namibia, local people's political imagination offers a powerful insight into the post-apartheid state. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, this book focuses on the former  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Friedman
ISBN: 9780857450906 0857450905 9780857450913 0857450913
OCLC Number: 681487355
Description: xii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Imagining states --
State imaginings --
Govern-mentality in Kaokoland --
'How do you feeling about freedom' --
The art of being governed --
Courts, laws, and the administration of justice --
In the matter of the state v. custom --
Judicial statements --
Legal states of imagination and their effect --
Chiefship and the post-apartheid state --
Making politics, making history --
'Tradition', authority, and the state in northern Kaokoland --
Towards an ethnography of the (Namibian) state.
Responsibility: John T. Friedman.

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An original and thought-provoking study - The book's aim to write an ethnography of the State raises seminal issues of much broader interest to African studies and anthropology in general. Moreover, Read more...

 
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