This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical texts and cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific state institutions, practices, and processes and outlines an anthropological framework for rethinking future study of athe statea. Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute the astatea. Promotes cultural and transnational approaches to the subject. Helps readers to make anthropological sense of the state as a cultural artifact, in the context of a neoliberalizing, transnational world.The Anthropology of the State introduces some of the most exciting approaches to the study of the state in a transnational world. This volume is unique in that it stresses the interplay between theory, ethnography, history, and critique.
|Title||:||The Anthropology of the State|
|Author||:||Aradhana Sharma, Akhil Gupta|
|Publisher||:||Blackwell Publishing - 2006-01-24|