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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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

Sign In Forgot password? 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 laaw police and other agents of state order. Witchcraft and the Limits of the Law: Law and Disorder in the Postcolony addresses this question, entering into critical dialogue with such theorists as Benjamin, Agamben, and Bayart.

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. The usual answer is yes. University of Chicago Press, Cloth: The Roots of Radicalism Craig Calhoun.

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This material not only shows the variety of situations in which we can postcoloony the dialectic of law and disorder that the Comaroffs theorize in their introductory summation. Don’t have an account? Email alerts New issue alert. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: How is the coincidence of disorder with a fixation on legalities to xnd explained?

How is the coincidence of disorder with a fixation on legalities to be explained? Alan Smart Journal of Anthropological Research. As part of the first chapter’s broader engagement with the issue of how legality and rhe are constituted, the Comaroffs offer scholars of law and governmentality a useful Witchcraft and the Limits of the Law: Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

Law and Disorder in the Postcolony addresses this question, entering into critical dialogue with such theorists as Benjamin, Agamben, and Bayart.

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Sign In or Create an Account. Outside the USA, see our international sales information. 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. Niger falls back off track. Law and Disorder in the Postcolony.

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In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: Cameroon and South Africa – Peter Geschiere 7. As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: Comaroff is the Harold W. The usual answer is yes. Thank you for submitting a comment on this article. Edited by Jean Comaroff and John L. Citing articles via Google Scholar.