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  • Law and Disorder in the Postcolonyby Jean Comaroff; John L. Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Are postcolonies haunted more by criminal violence than other nation-states? The usual answer is yes. In Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Jean and John Comaroff and a group of respected theorists show that the question is misplaced: that the predicament of postcolonies arises from their place in a world order dominated by new modes of governance,... more...

  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 1by Jean Comaroff; John L. Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    "Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination and of Tswana minds. They are themselves imagining the imagination of others, and they... more...

  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 2by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In the second of a proposed three-volume study, John and Jean Comaroff continue their exploration of colonial evangelism and modernity in South Africa. Moving beyond the opening moments of the encounter between the British Nonconformist missions and the Southern Tswana peoples, Of Revelation and Revolution , Volume II, explores the complex transactions—both... more...

  • Ethnicity, Inc.by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    In Ethnicity, Inc. anthropologists John L. and Jean Comaroff analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant commodification. Through a wide-ranging exploration of the changing relationship between culture and the market, they address a pressing question: Wherein lies the future of ethnicity? Their account begins in South Africa,... more...

  • Der Süden als Vorreiter der Globalisierungby Jean Comaroff; John L. Comaroff; Thomas Laugstien

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 26.30

    Der »Globale Süden« bezeichnet die außereuropäischen, postkolonialen Gesellschaften. Sie werden meist mit prekärer Entwicklung, gescheiterten Staaten, Korruption und Armut assoziiert. Jean und John Comaroff widersprechen dieser Sicht vom rückständigen Süden. Mehr noch: Erst aus der Perspektive Afrikas, so ihre These, lässt sich die globalisierte Welt... more...

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