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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There are numerous forms of disorder presented here, from more disrder criminality to vigilante justice to state violence. Law and Disorder in the Postcolony addresses this question, entering into critical dialogue with such theorists as Benjamin, Agamben, and Bayart. Alan Smart Journal of Anthropological Research. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. 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 You do not currently have access to this article.
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Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states?
These essays offer provocative insights into the extent of violence and disorder in various situations and the complicated and often ineffectual, performative, and even complicit role played by police and other agents of state order. As these essays make plain, however, there is disogder side to postcoloniality: An Introduction John L. University of Chicago Press Amazon. Law and Disorder in the the Postcolony: Both are honorary professors at the University of Cape Town.
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Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Katherine Luongo African Affairs. Don’t have an account? In diworder 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. Edited by Jean Comaroff and John L. Cameroon and South Africa Peter Geschiere.