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ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE STATE: A READER
2. Book Layout
PART I: THEORETICAL GENEALOGIES
3. Introduction to this section.
4. Weber, Max, 1968 Bureaucracy. In Economy and Society: An Outline of Interpretive Sociology. Vol. 2.
G. Roth and C. Wittich, eds. pp. 956-1005. New York: Bedminster Press.
5. Gramsci, Antonio, 1971 Selections from the Prison Notebooks. Q. Hoare and G. N. Smith, transl. New
York: International Publishers.
6. Althusser, Louis, 1971 Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (Notes Towards an Investigation). In
Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays. pp. 127-186. New York: Monthly Review Press.
7. Abrams, Philip, 1988 Notes on the Difficulty of Studying the State (1977). Journal of Historical
8. Foucault, Michel, 1991 Governmentality. In The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality. G.
Burchell, C. Gordon, and P. Miller, eds. pp. 87-104. London: Harvester/Wheatsheaf.
9. Rose, Nikolas, 1996 Governing 'Advanced' Liberal Democracies. In Foucault and Political Reason:
Liberalism, Neo-Liberalism, and Rationalities of Government. A. Barry, T. Osborne, and N. Rose, eds. pp.
37-64. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
PART II: ETHNOGRAPHIC MAPPINGS
Section I: Bureaucracy and Governmentality
10. Introduction to this section
11. Mitchell, Timothy, 1999 Society, Economy, and the State Effect. In State/Culture: State-Formation
after the Cultural Turn. G. Steinmetz, ed. pp. 76-97. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
12. Brown, Wendy, 1995 Finding the Man in the State. In States of Inquiry: Power and Freedom in Late
Modernity. pp. 166-196. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
13. Gupta, Akhil, 1995 Blurred Boundaries: The Discourse of Corruption, the Culture of Politics, and the
Imagined State. American Ethnologist 22(2):375-402.
Section II: Planning and Development
14. Introduction to this section
15. Scott, James, 1998 Cities, People, and Language. In Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to
Improve the Human Condition Have Failed. pp. 53-83. New Haven: Yale University Press.
16. Ferguson, Jim, 1994 The Anti-Politics Machine. In The Anti-Politics Machine: "Development,"
Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho. pp. 251-277. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Section III: Violence, Law, and Citizenship
17. Introduction to this section
18. Lutz, Catherine, 2002 Making War at Home in the United States: Militarization and the Current Crisis.
American Anthropologist 104(3):723-735.
19. Coutin, Susan Bibler, 2003 Cultural Logics of Belonging and Movement: Transnationalism,
Naturalization, and U.S. Immigration Politics. American Ethnologist 30(4):508-526.
20. Ananya Bhattarcharjee, 1997 The Public/Private Mirage: Mapping Homes and Undomesticating
Violence Work in the South Asian Immigrant Community. In Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies,
Democratic Futures. pp. 308-329. New York: Routledge.
Section IV: Popular Culture
21. Introduction to this section
22. Hall, Stuart, 1986 Popular Culture and the State. In Popular Culture and Social Relations. T. Bennett, C.
Mercer, and J. Woollacott, eds. pp. 22-49. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
23. Mbembe, Achille, 1992 The Banality of Power and the Aesthetics of Vulgarity in the Postcolony.
Public Culture 4(2):1-30.
This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical texts and cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific state institutions, practices, and processes and outlines an anthropological framework for rethinking future study of “the state”.
Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute the “state”.
Promotes cultural and transnational approaches to the subject.
Helps readers to make anthropological sense of the state as a cultural artifact, in the context of a neoliberalizing, transnational world.