LAW AND DISORDER IN THE POSTCOLONY PDF

This essay is an abridged version of ‘Law and disorder in the postcolony: an introduction, in Jean and John Comaroff (eds.), Law and disorder. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: that. Law and disorder in the postcolony. *. Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than are other nation-states? In this paper, Jean and John. Comaroff.

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These essays offer provocative insights into the extent of violence and disorder in various situations and the complicated and often ineffectual, performative, and even complicit role played by police and other agents of state order.

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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

Law and Disorder in the Postcolony: How is the coincidence of disorder with a fixation on legalities to be explained? An Introduction – John L. As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: Alan Smart Journal of Anthropological Research. Account Options Sign in. You have entered an invalid code. Edited by Jean Comaroff and John L. Criminal Obsessions, after Foucault: Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony addresses this question, entering into critical dialogue with such theorists as Benjamin, Agamben, and Paw. In the process, it also demonstrates how postcolonies have become crucial sites for the production of contemporary theory, not least because they are harbingers of a global future under construction.

The Mute and the Unspeakable: University of Chicago Press Amazon. In the process, it also demonstrates how postcolonies have become crucial sites for the production of contemporary theory, not least because they are harbingers of a global future under construction. Equally important, they point to new directions teh which the theorization can be usefully developed.

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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

You must accept the terms and conditions. These are rich and fascinating glimpses into a world of disorder that follows its own forms of order. Cameroon and South Africa Peter Geschiere.

Cultural and Social Anthropology General Anthropology. This material not only shows the variety of situations in which we can detect the dialectic of law and disorder that the Comaroffs postcolonh in their introductory summation.

Comaroff No preview available – It offers a feast of empirical insights that postcolonyy the anthropology of legality into the very center of postcolonial studies, places the South African experience in a highly original global perspective, and shows that the relationship between law and legality is both contradictory and generative.

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Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states? As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: How is the coincidence of disorder with a fixation on legalities to be explained? Cameroon and South Africa Peter Geschiere.

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