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Theory from the South

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Theory from the South by Jean Comaroff
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As nation-states in the Northern Hemisphere experience economic crisis, political corruption and racial tension, it seems as though they might be 'evolving' into the kind of societies normally associated with the 'Global South'. Anthropologists Jean and John Comaroff draw on their long experience of living in Africa to address a range of familiar themes - democracy, national borders, labour and capital and multiculturalism. They consider how we might understand these issues by using theory developed in the Global South. Challenging our ideas about 'developed' and 'developing' nations, Theory from the South provides new insights into key problems of our time.

Author Biography

Jean Comaroff is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, Fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, and Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town. She is co-editor of Law and Disorder in the Postcolony (2006). John L. Comaroff is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, Fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, and Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town. He is co-editor of Law and Disorder in the Postcolony (2006).
Release date Australia
July 20th, 2011
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Paradigm
Pages
272
Dimensions
152x229x20
ISBN-13
9781594517648
Product ID
3957407

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