Personal States: Making Connections between People and Bureaucracy in Turkey

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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.

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Taking as a case study the Turkish Sugar Corporation, on which she wrote her dissertation, Alexander (social anthropology, Cambridge U.) investigates connectedness as a process, how a sense of self is manifested through connections, and the creativity of people bent on making connections where they feel economically and politically excluded. She considers both the headquarters in Ankara and a geographically peripheral factory and beet-growing village in eastern Anatolia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
List of Acronyms
1 Introduction 1
2 Histories: Time and the Self 28
3 Sugar 55
4 The State: The View from Elsewhere 76
5 The State: The View from Within 92
6 The Factory: Fabricating the State 123
7 Village Brokering 150
8 The Sugar Contract 177
9 The Practice of Contracts 201
10 Talking about Privatization 224
References 241
Index 255
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