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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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.

Equally important, they point to new directions in which the theorization can be usefully developed. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff 2.

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Witchcraft and the Limits of the Law: 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 fhe of state order.

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. How is the coincidence of disorder with a fixation on legalities to be explained?

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Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal potscolony than other nation-states? Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. 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.

Law and Disorder in the the Postcolony: Page maintained by BiblioVault. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Status competition in Africa: Criminal Obsessions, after Foucault: As these essays nad plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: You must accept the terms and conditions.

Email alerts New issue alert. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Witchcraft and the Limits of the Law: The authoritarian origins of well-organized opposition parties: As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: The Mute and the Unspeakable: As part of the first chapter’s broader engagement with the issue of how legality and illegality are constituted, the Comaroffs offer scholars of law and governmentality a useful Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. The usual answer is yes. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Law and Disorder in the Postcolony addresses this question, entering into ane dialogue with such theorists as Benjamin, Agamben, and Bayart. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff. Sign In or Create an Account.

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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

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As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: You could not be signed in.