Anthropology in the Margins of the State: Comparative Ethnographies

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The form and reach of the modern state are changing radically under the pressure of globalization. This innovative exploration of these transformations develops an ethnographic methodology and theoretical apparatus to assess perceptions of power in three regions where state reform and violence have been particularly dramatic: Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Understanding 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 are central themes. VEENA DAS is Professor of Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University; DEBORAH POOLE is Professor of Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University. North America: School for Advanced Research Press

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Veena Das is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.

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This is an innovative collection on a seminal theme....Of particular importance is...the emphasis that the 'margins' are not peripheral to the working of the state but, on the contrary, highlight crucial aspects of its everyday functioning. - Peter Geschiere, University of Amsterdam

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