Anthropology in the Margins of the State

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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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 State and its margins : comparative ethnographies 3
2 Between threat and guarantee : justice and community in the margins of the Peruvian state 35
3 Checkpoint : anthropology, identity, and the state 67
4 Deterritorialized citizenship and the resonances of the Sierra Leonean state 81
5 Anthropologist discovers legendary two-faced Indian! : margins, the state, and duplicity in postwar Guatemala 117
6 AIDS and witchcraft in post-apartheid South Africa 141
7 Operability : surgery at the margin of the state 165
8 Productivity in the margins : the reconstitution of state power in the Chad Basin 191
9 The signature of the state : the paradox of illegibility 225
10 Contesting displacement in Colombia : citizenship and state sovereignty at the margins 253
11 Where are the margins of the state? 279
References 289
Index 321
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