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Imagining the post-apartheid state [electronic resource] : an ethnographic account of Namibia / John T. Friedman.

Author/Creator:
Friedman, John T.
Publication:
New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (324 p.)
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Subjects:
Ethnology -- Namibia.
Political anthropology -- Namibia.
Kaokoland (Namibia) -- Politics and government.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In northwest Namibia, people's political imagination offers a powerful insight into the post-apartheid state. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, this book focuses on the former South African apartheid regime and the present democratic government; it compares the perceptions and practices of state and customary forms of judicial administration, reflects upon the historical trajectory of a chieftaincy dispute in relation to the rooting of state power and examines everyday forms of belonging in the independent Namibian State. By elucidating the State through a focus on the social, h
Contents:
Imagining the Post-Apartheid State; CONTENTS; FIGURES; ABBREVIATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1. IMAGINING STATES; Chapter 2. STATE IMAGININGS; PART I. GOVERN-MENTALITY IN KAOKOLAND; Chapter 3. 'HOW DO YOU FEELING ABOUT FREEDOM'; Chapter 4. THE ART OF BEING GOVERNED; PART II. COURTS, LAWS AND THEADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE; Chapter 5. IN THE MATTER OF THE STATE V. CUSTOM; Chapter 6. JUDICIAL STATEMENTS; Chapter 7. LEGAL STATES OF IMAGINATIONAND THEIR EFFECT; PART III. CHIEFSHIP AND THE POST-APARTHEID STATE; Chapter 8. MAKING POLITICS, MAKING HISTORY
Chapter 9. 'TRADITION', AUTHORITY AND THE STATE IN NORTHERN KAOKOLANDCONCLUSION; Chapter 10. TOWARDS AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF THE (NAMIBIAN) STATE; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-78238-324-7
0-85745-091-3
OCLC:
746746624