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Beyond “Culture”: Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference
For a subject whose central rite of passage is fieldwork, whose romance has rested on its exploration of the remote ("the most other of others" [Hannerz 1986:363]), whose critical function is seen toExpand
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blurred boundaries: the discourse of corruption, the culture of politics, and the imagined state
In this article I attempt to do an ethnography of the state by examining the discourses of corruption in contemporary India. I focus on the practices of lower levels of the bureaucracy in a smallExpand
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Spatializing States: Toward an Ethnography of Neoliberal Governmentality
In this exploratory article, we ask how states come to be understood as entities with particular spatial characteristics, and how changing relations between practices of government and nationalExpand
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Anthropological locations : boundaries and grounds of a field science
Among the social sciences, anthropology relies most fundamentally on "fieldwork"--the long-term immersion in another way of life as the basis for knowledge. In an era when anthropologists areExpand
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Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology
Anthropology has traditionally relied on a spatially localized society or culture as its object of study. The essays in Culture, Power, Place demonstrate how in recent years this anthropologicalExpand
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Culture, power, place: ethnography at the end of an era
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Culture/Power/Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology
Culture/Power/Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology. AKHIL GUPTA and JAMES FERGUSON, eds. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 1997; 361 pp. In our relentless search for theoretical guidance inExpand
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The Song of the Nonaligned World: Transnational Identities and the Reinscription of Space in Late Capitalism
contingent form of organizing space in the world. National identity appears to be firmly spatialized and seemingly immutable, becoming almost a "natural" marker of cultural and social difference.Expand
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Paradoxical Infrastructures
In recent years, a dramatic increase in the study of infrastructure has occurred in the social sciences and humanities, following upon foundational work in the physical sciences, architecture,Expand
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Authorship, research assistants and the ethnographic field
Ethnography http://eth.sagepub.com/ Authorship, research assistants and the ethnographic field Akhil Gupta Ethnography 2014 15: 394 DOI: 10.1177/1466138114533460 The online version of this articleExpand
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