New PDF release: Sovereign Bodies: Citizens, Migrants, and States in the

By Thomas Blom Hansen,Finn Stepputat

9/11 and its aftermath have proven that our principles approximately what constitutes sovereign energy lag dangerously at the back of the burgeoning claims to rights and popularity inside and throughout nationwide obstacles. New configurations of sovereignty are on the center of political and cultural ameliorations globally. Sovereign Bodies shifts the controversy on sovereign strength clear of territoriality and exterior acceptance of country strength, towards the shaping of sovereign strength during the workout of violence over human our bodies and populations. during this quantity, sovereign strength, no matter if exercised via a geographical region or via an area despotic energy or group, is known and scrutinized as whatever tentative and volatile whose efficacy relies much less on formal principles than on repeated acts of violence.

Following the editors' creation are fourteen essays via major students from world wide that examine cultural meanings of sovereign energy and violence, in addition to practices of citizenship and belonging--in South Africa, Peru, India, Mexico, Cyprus, Norway, and in addition between transnational chinese language and Indian populations. Sovereign our bodies enriches our knowing of strength and sovereignty within the postcolonial global and in "the West" whereas starting new conceptual fields within the anthropology of politics. The members 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.

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