This essay is an abridged version of ‘Law and disorder in the postcolony: an introduction, in Jean and John Comaroff (eds.), Law and disorder. It examines the turn to law as a solution to the anxieties of crime, corruption, and social disorder. Jean and John Comaroff argue that the new. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: that.

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Witchcraft and the Limits of the Law: As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: Sunny marked it as to-read Apr 16, Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states?

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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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Cultural and Social Anthropology General Anthropology. Books by Jean Comaroff. Both are honorary professors at the University of Cape Town. Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states? Law and Disorder in the the Postcolony: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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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