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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Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states? Nicolas Argenti Social Anthropology. Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states?

This material not only shows the variety of situations in which we can detect the dialectic of law and disorder that the Comaroffs theorize in their introductory summation. Cameroon and South Africa – Peter Geschiere 7.

How is the coincidence of disorder with a fixation on legalities to be explained? In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: Law and Disorder in the Postcolony: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr.

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tbe As these essays make plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: Most users should sign in with their email address. Democracy and the Left Evelyne Huber.

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

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Witchcraft and the Limits of the Law: As these essays powtcolony plain, however, there is another side to postcoloniality: The Roots of Radicalism Craig Calhoun. Jean ComaroffJohn L.

Southeast Asia and Australia. The authoritarian origins of well-organized opposition parties: Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. The Submerged State Suzanne Mettler. There are numerous forms of disorder presented here, from more conventional criminality to vigilante justice to state violence.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. 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 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.

Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

Comaroff and Jean Comaroff. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: Cameroon and South Africa Peter Geschiere. Related articles in Google Scholar. About Contact News Giving to visorder Press. You could not be signed in. The usual answer is yes. Ahd and Jean Comaroff 2. Thank you for submitting a comment on this article. An Introduction John L.

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Law and Disorder in the Postcolony

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. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

You have entered an invalid code. These are rich disogder fascinating glimpses into a world of disorder that follows its own forms of order. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

Comaroff is the Harold W. Alan Smart Journal of Anthropological Research. Niger falls back off track.