LAW AND DISORDER IN THE POSTCOLONY PDF

This essay is an abridged version of ‘Law and disorder in the postcolony: an introduction, in Jean and John Comaroff (eds.), Law and disorder. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: that. Law and disorder in the postcolony. *. Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than are other nation-states? In this paper, Jean and John. Comaroff.

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Paw Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Both are honorary professors at the University of Cape Town. Law and Disorder in the Postcolony addresses this question, entering into critical dialogue with such theorists as Benjamin, Agamben, and Bayart.

Related articles in Laww Scholar. Account Options Sign in. Cameroon and South Africa – Peter Geschiere 7. As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores.

Comaroff and Jean Comaroff 2. Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states? Sign In or Create an Account. There are numerous forms of disorder presented here, from more conventional criminality to vigilante justice to state violence. These essays offer provocative insights into the extent of violence and disorder in various situations and the complicated and often ineffectual, performative, and even complicit role played by police and other agents of state order.

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Katherine Luongo African Affairs. Add comment Close comment form modal. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: Cultural and Social Anthropology General Anthropology. This material not only shows the variety of situations in which we can detect the dialectic of law and disorder that the Comaroffs theorize in their introductory summation. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The usual posfcolony is yes.

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How is the coincidence of disorder with a fixation on legalities to be explained? University of Chicago Press Amazon. University of Chicago Press: Equally important, they point to new directions in which the theorization can be usefully developed. Both are honorary professors at the University of Cape Town.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Southeast Asia and Australia. The Mute and the Unspeakable: Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. In the process, it also demonstrates how postcolonies have become crucial sites for the production of contemporary theory, not least because they are harbingers of a global future under construction. How is the coincidence of disorder with a fixation on legalities to be explained?

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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Comaroff No preview available – It offers a feast of empirical insights that bring the anthropology of legality into the very center of postcolonial studies, places the South African experience in a highly original global perspective, and shows that the relationship between law and legality is both contradictory and generative.

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Law and Disorder in the the Postcolony: In the process, it also demonstrates how postcolonies have become crucial sites for the production of contemporary theory, not least because they are harbingers of a global future under construction. Cameroon and South Africa – Peter Geschiere. The Mute and the Unspeakable: Giovanni Arrighi American Journal of Sociology.

As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: Status competition in Africa: Citing articles via Google Scholar. Comaroff is the Harold W. As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: Equally important, they point to new directions in which the theorization can be usefully developed.