Anthropology in the Margins of the State

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Veena Das, Deborah Poole
School of American Research Press, 2004 - Marginality, Social - 330 pages
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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 Professor of Sociology at Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, and Professor of Anthropology at the New School Graduate Faculty in New York. Arthur Kleinman is Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard Medical School. Mamphela Ramphele is Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. Pamela Reynolds is Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.

Poole is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York.

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