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Transparency and conspiracy : ethnographies of suspicion in the new world order

Author: Todd Sanders; Harry G West
Publisher: Durham, NC [u.a.] Duke Univ. Press 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through vivid ethnographic analyses, this book examines the range of expressions of the popular suspicion of power - including forms of shamanism, sorcery, conspiracy theory, and urban legends -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress (London, 1999)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Sanders; Harry G West
ISBN: 0822330245 9780822330240 0822330369 9780822330363
OCLC Number: 845536841
Description: 316 S 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Power Revealed and Concealed in the New World Order / Todd Sanders and Harry G. West 1 1. Gods, Markets, and the IMF in the Korean Spirit World / Laurel Kendall 38 2. "Diabolic Realities": Narratives of Conspiracy, Transparency, and "Ritual Murder" in the Nigerian Popular Print and Electronic Media / Misty L. Bastian 65 3. "Who Rules Us Now?" Identity Tokens, Sorcery, and Other Metaphors in the 1994 Mozambican Elections / Harry G. West 92 4. Through a Glass Darkly: Charity, Conspiracy, and Power in New Order Indonesia / Albert Schrauwers 125 5. Invisible Hands and Visible Goods: Revealed and Concealed Economies in Millennial Tanzania / Todd Sanders 148 6. Stalin and the Blue Elephant: Paranoia and Complicity in Post-Communist Metahistories / Caroline Humphrey 175 7. Paranoia, Conspiracy, and Hegemony in American Politics / Daniel Hellinger 204 8. Making Wanga: Reality Constructions and the Magical Manipulation of Power / Karen McCarthy Brown 233 9. Anxieties of Influence: Conspiracy Theory and Therapeutic Culture in Millennial America / Susan Harding and Kathleen Stewart 258 Transparent Fictions; or, The Conspiracies of a Liberal Imagination: An Afterword / Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff 287 Contributors 301 Index 305
Responsibility: ed. by Harry G. West and Todd Sanders

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