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Competing power : landscapes of migration, violence and the state

Author: Narmala Halstead
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing from ethnographic material based on long-term research in Guyana, Competing Power shows how the local is occupied and re-occupied by various powerful and powerless people and entities ("big  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Halstead, Narmala.
Competing power.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018034900
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Narmala Halstead
ISBN: 9781785339929 1785339923
OCLC Number: 1045725144
Description: xii, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Amidst illegality and violence : flight and the state --
Illegality and big ones : disengaging structural violence --
Local others : residents, bandits, migrants --
Local lives, global selves : new local imaginaries and 'go and come' --
Re-presencing the local --
Co-occupying public power : challenges, abuse and structural violence --
Materializing a strange-familiar local : individuals, migrants' experiences and strategies of governance --
In and out of the local : blame-sharing, faulty persons and the state.
Responsibility: Narmala Halstead.

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"This book looks at the phenomenon of Guyanese migration with elegance and sensibility, bringing to light the intricate relationship between intimate affects and broader socio-economic issues. Read more...

 
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