The anthropology of the state : a reader / edited by Aradhana Sharma and Akhil Gupta. - Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006. - x, 410 pages ; 26 cm. - Blackwell readers in anthropology ; 9 .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Bureaucracy / Max Weber --
State and civil society / Antonio Gramsci --
Ideology and ideological state apparatuses (notes towards an investigation) / Louis Althusser --
Notes on the difficulty of studying the state / Philip Abrabs --
Governmentality / Michel Foucault --
Governing 'advanced' liberal democracies / Nikolas Rose --
Society, economy, and the state effect / Timothy Mitchell --
Finding the man in the state / Wendy Brown --
Blurred boundaries : the discourse of corruption, the culture of politics, and the imagined state / Akhil Gupta --
Cities, people, and language / James C. Scott --
The anti-politics machine / James Ferguson --
Making war at home in the United States : militarization and the current Crisis / Catherine Lutz --
Cultural logics of belonging and movement : transnationalism, naturalization, and US immigration politics / Susan Bibler Coutin --
The Public/private mirage : mapping homes and undomesticating violence work in the South Asian Immigrant community / Anannya Bhattacharjee --
Popular culture and the state / Stuart Hall --
The banality of power and the aesthetics of vulgarity in the postcolony / Achille Mbembe.


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 'the state'

9781405114684 (pbk.) 1405114681 (pbk.) 9781405114677 (hbk.) 1405114673 (hbk.)

2005013799


Political anthropology.
State, The.
Nation-state.
Sovereignty.
World politics.

306.2 ANT / 008713
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