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

Author: Akhil Gupta
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2012.
Series: John Hope Franklin Center book.
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"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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gupta, Akhil, 1959-
Red tape.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)806521130
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akhil Gupta
ISBN: 9780822351108 0822351102 9780822350989 082235098X
OCLC Number: 769916218
Notes: "A John Hope Franklin Center book"--Half title page.
Description: xiii, 368 pages ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin Center book.
Responsibility: Akhil Gupta.

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Examining the chronic, widespread poverty in India, the world's fourth largest economy, Akhil Gupta theorizes the relation between the state in India and the poor as one of structural violence.  Read more...

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