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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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

Paperbackpages. Law and Disorder in the Postcolony addresses this question, entering into critical dialogue with such theorists as Benjamin, Agamben, and Bayart. Cultural and Social Anthropology General Anthropology. Jean ComaroffJohn L.

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Criminal Obsessions, after Foucault: Charles added it Jun 28, Sunny marked it as to-read Apr 16, How is the coincidence of disorder with a fixation on legalities to be explained? In the process, it also demonstrates how postcolonies have become crucial sites for the production of contemporary theory, not least because they are harbingers of a global future under construction.

Equally important, they point to new directions in which the theorization can be usefully developed. There are numerous forms of disorder presented here, from more conventional criminality to vigilante justice to state violence. Account Options Sign in.

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