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Description - The Anthropology of the State by Aradhana Sharma

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 . Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute the state . 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405114684
ISBN-10: 1405114681
Format: Paperback
(243mm x 170mm x 21mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Aradhana Sharma

Aradhana Sharma is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women s Studies at Wesleyan University. Akhil Gupta is Associate Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University. His previous publications include Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science (ed. 1997), Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology (ed. 1997), Postcolonial Developments: Agriculture in the Making of Modern India (1998), and Caste and Outcast (ed. 2002).

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