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by Thomas Blom Hansen,Finn Stepputat

Author: Thomas Blom Hansen,Finn Stepputat
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 24, 2005)
Pages: 384 pages
Category: Other
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Sovereign Bodies: Citizens, Migrants and States in the Postcolonial World.

Sovereign Bodies shifts the debate on sovereign power away from territoriality and external recognition of state power. Read instantly in your browser. Sovereign Bodies: Citizens, Migrants, and States in the Postcolonial World. ISBN-13: 978-0691121192.

ISBN-13: 978-0691121185. Why is ISBN important? ISBN. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. The authors provide a serviceable and relevant theoretical horizon not only for a moribund political anthropology but for a sclerotic political science as well.

Sovereign Bodies book. Sovereign Bodies enriches our understanding of power and sovereignty in the postcolonial world and in "the West" while opening new conceptual fields in the anthropology of politics. The contributors are Ana María Alonso, Lars Buur, Partha Chatterjee, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff, Oivind Fuglerud, Thomas Blom Hansen, Barry Hindess, Steffen Jensen, Achille Mbembe, Aihwa Ong, Finn Stepputat, Simon Turner, Peter van der Veer, and Yael Navaro-Yashin.

Scholars and graduate students interested in the complex issues revolving around the themes of sovereignty and citizenship in the postcolonial world will certainly benefit from this postmodern, theoretically grounded book.

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9/11 and its aftermath have shown that our ideas about what constitutes sovereign power lag dangerously behind the burgeoning claims to rights and recognition within and across national boundaries. New configurations of sovereignty are at the heart of political and cultural transformations globally. Sovereign Bodies shifts the debate on sovereign power away from territoriality and external recognition of state power, toward the shaping of sovereign power through the exercise of violence over human bodies and populations. In this volume, sovereign power, whether exercised by a nation-state or by a local despotic power or community, is understood and scrutinized as something tentative and unstable whose efficacy depends less on formal rules than on repeated acts of violence.

Following the editors' introduction are fourteen essays by leading scholars from around the globe that analyze cultural meanings of sovereign power and violence, as well as practices of citizenship and belonging--in South Africa, Peru, India, Mexico, Cyprus, Norway, and also among transnational Chinese and Indian populations. Sovereign Bodies enriches our understanding of power and sovereignty in the postcolonial world and in "the West" while opening new conceptual fields in the anthropology of politics. The contributors are Ana María Alonso, Lars Buur, Partha Chatterjee, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff, Oivind Fuglerud, Thomas Blom Hansen, Barry Hindess, Steffen Jensen, Achille Mbembe, Aihwa Ong, Finn Stepputat, Simon Turner, Peter van der Veer, and Yael Navaro-Yashin.