Personal States: Making Connections between People and Bureaucracy in Turkey

Personal States: Making Connections between People and Bureaucracy in Turkey

by Catherine Alexander, C. Alexander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199251797

ISBN-13: 9780199251797

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Charting how Turkish people - both within and outside the state bureaucracy - attempt to personalise the impersonality of the state, this elegant, nuanced ethnography will cause scholars of state institutions across a broad range of disciplines radically to rethink what the entity called 'the state' actually is, the relations that create it, and to acknowledge its

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Charting how Turkish people - both within and outside the state bureaucracy - attempt to personalise the impersonality of the state, this elegant, nuanced ethnography will cause scholars of state institutions across a broad range of disciplines radically to rethink what the entity called 'the state' actually is, the relations that create it, and to acknowledge its materiality, thus taking understandings of the state to an entirely new level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199251797
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
List of Acronyms
1Introduction1
2Histories: Time and the Self28
3Sugar55
4The State: The View from Elsewhere76
5The State: The View from Within92
6The Factory: Fabricating the State123
7Village Brokering150
8The Sugar Contract177
9The Practice of Contracts201
10Talking about Privatization224
References241
Index255

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