The Anthropology of the State

The Anthropology of the State

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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 a€œthe statea€. Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute the a€œstatea€. 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


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