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A War on People - by Jarrett Zigon (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 215

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Anthropology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Cultural & Social

Author: Jarrett Zigon

Language: English

TCIN: 77692897
UPC: 9780520297708
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-6568


"What would it mean for our conceptions of politics to have an anthropology not just of how people are, but of what they are working to become? How can anthropology capture the space in which people live ahead of themselves? This crucial, wholly original, and theoretically generative book shows us how key these questions are for the future of social thought and political life."--Joel Robbins, Sigrid Rausing Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge "This theoretically daring, imaginative, and empirically grounded book leads the way to a new era of philosophical anthropology. Thoroughly inspiring!"--Miriam Ticktin, Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research "This is a remarkable and thought-provoking work."--Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, City University of New York, and author of On Suicide Bombing and Formations of the Secular "Jarrett Zigon's anthropology of potentiality bears all the hallmarks of his rich writing style with its close weaving of the philosophical, the empirical, and the political. Anthropologists have traditionally looked for alternative politics in the spaces of radical alterity. This book widens this to include the spaces of the 'unlikely.' The unlikely alter-political source here is the world of heavy drug users."--Ghassan Hage, Future Generation Professor of Anthropology, University of Melbourne, and author of Alter-Politics: Critical Anthropology and the Radical Imagination
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