Anthropology in the Margins of the State

Veena Das and Deborah Poole

Published by Oxford University Press, 2004
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Title: Anthropology in the Margins of the State

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2004

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Contents 1. State and its margins comparative ethnographies/Veena Das and Deborah Poole. 2. Between threat and guarantee justice and community in the margins of the Peruvian state/Deborah Poole. 3. Checkpoint anthropology identity and the state/Pradeep Jeganathan. 4. Deterritorialized citizenship and the resonances of the Sierra Leonean state/Mariane C. Ferme. 5. Anthropologist discovers legendary two faced Indian margins the state the duplicity in Postwar Guatemala/Diane M. Nelson. 6. AIDS and witchcraft in post apartheid South Africa/Adam Ashforth. 7. Operability surgery at the margin of the state/Lawrence Cohen. 8. Productivity in the margins the reconstitution of state power in the Chad Basin/Janet Roitman. 9. The signature of the state the paradox of illegibility/Veena Das. 10. Contesting displacement in Colombia citizenship and state sovereignty at the margins/Victoria Sanford. 11. Where are the margins of the state/Talal Asad. References. Index. The form and reach of the modern state are changing radically under the pressure of globalization. Featuring ten leading scholars in the field this volume assesses perceptions of power in three regions where state reform and violence have been particularly dramatic South Asia Africa and Latin America. Rather than a geographic border the term margin here describes areas far from the centres of state sovereignty where states are unable to ensure implementation of their programmes and policies. The book tries to understand how people perceive and experience the agency of the state who is of and not of the state and how practices at the margins shape the state itself. This emphasis on the margins of the state that are not peripheral but in fact highly crucial to its everyday functioning is the most innovative aspect of this volume. Instead of looking at the state as a distinct and distant entity the essays highlight the ubiquitous transgressions of formal models that take place almost daily in any state organization. The essays are based on fieldwork in India Sri Lanka Sierra Leone Peru Guatemala Chad Colombia and South Africa. The contributors examine official documentary practices and their forms and falsifications the problems that highly mobile mercenaries currency goods arms and diamonds pose to the state emerging non state regulatory authorities and the role language plays as cultures struggle to articulate their situation. Dealing with widely debated and contentious issues this book will find a wide audience among anthropologists sociologists political scientists policy makers journalists and the lay reader. 332 pp. Bookseller Inventory #


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