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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony


Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states? The usual answer is yes. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: that the predicament of postcolonies arises from their place in a world order dominated by new modes of governance, new sorts of empires, new species of wealth—an order that criminalizes poverty and race, entraps the “south” in relations of corruption,…


Law And Disorder In The Postcolony

Pub Date : 2008-09-15 | Author : Jean Comaroff | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226114101
ISBN 13 : 0226114104

Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states? The usual answer is yes. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of r..


Law And Disorder In The Postcolony

Pub Date : 2006-11-15 | Author : Jean Comaroff | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226114090
ISBN 13 : 9780226114095

Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states? The usual answer is yes. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of r..


Law And Disorder In The Postcolony

Pub Date : 2006-11-15 | Author : Jean Comaroff | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226114082
ISBN 13 : 9780226114088

Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states? The usual answer is yes. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of r..


Beyond Belief

Pub Date : 2007-05-07 | Author : Srirupa Roy | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822389910
ISBN 13 : 0822389916

Beyond Belief is a bold rethinking of the formation and consolidation of nation-state ideologies. Analyzing India during the first two decades following its foundation as a soverei..


The Truth About Crime

Pub Date : 2016-12-05 | Author : Jean Comaroff | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226424910
ISBN 13 : 022642491X

This new book by the well-known anthropologists Jean and John L. Comaroff explores the global preoccupation with criminality in the early twenty-first century, a preoccupation stri..


Theory From The South

Pub Date : 2015-11-17 | Author : Jean Comaroff | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781317250623
ISBN 13 : 1317250621

As nation-states in the Northern Hemisphere experience economic crisis, political corruption and racial tension, it seems as though they might be 'evolving' into the kind of societ..


Ethnicity Inc

Pub Date : 2009-09-15 | Author : John L. Comaroff | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226114736
ISBN 13 : 0226114732

In Ethnicity, Inc. anthropologists John L. and Jean Comaroff analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant commodification. Through a wide-ranging exploration ..


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