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The Aporia of Power

Crisis and the Emergence of the Corporate State

Bruce Kapferer

The argument focuses on the corporate state as an increasingly significant political assemblage that has enabled new configurations of power with related social effects. Here the discussion proceeds from Karl Polanyi's thesis in The Great Transformation. A critical idea that Polanyi pursued related to the state production of economism and individualism, which prepared the ground for the expansion of capital in its globalizing form. The essay develops this idea, indicating that the nationalist capitalism of the state led to a radical change in the political and social orders of states, gradually giving rise to the corporate state assemblage. The emphasis here is on the corporate state as a socio-political order that places radically distinct structural dynamics into impossible conjunction, leading to progressively disastrous social effects concerning poverty and the emergence of new configurations in which war and violence take specific shapes.

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State and Warfare in Mexico

The Case of Ayotzinapa

Alessandro Zagato

power—and those who are resisting and fighting against injustice. Impunity generates an almost free space of operation for power groups, serving to feed the apparent sense of irrationality of a war machine. Notes 1 With the energy reform approved by the

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Who Is Afraid of the Ontological Wolf?

Some Comments on an Ongoing Anthropological Debate

Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

This article, which was delivered as the 2014 Annual Marilyn Strathern Lecture, outlines both some of the stimuli that led to the 'ontological turn' in anthropology and some of its implications. Ontology is outlined here by the author as an anti-epistemological and counter-cultural, philosophical war machine.

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Timo Kallinen, Michael D. Jackson, Gisela Welz, Hastings Donnan, Jeevan Raj Sharma, and Ronald S. Stade

Crude Domination: An Anthropology of Oil Andrea Behrends, Stephen P. Reyna, and Günter Schlee, eds. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011. 325 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85745-255-9.

The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia Danny Hoffman. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. 295 pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-8223-5077-4.

The Make-Believe Space: Affective Geography in a Postwar Polity Yael Navaro-Yashin. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. 270 pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-8223-5204-4.

The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia Vasiliki P. Neofotistos. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. 216 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8122-4399-4.

Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal’s Civil War Judith Pettigrew. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 200 pp. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8122-4492-2.

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The Exceptions to the Rule

Jews in Shakespeare’s England

Cynthia Seton-Rogers

vital to the British war machine that was gearing up for a war with Spain, this made him invaluable to the Crown. When Sir Walter Raleigh set off on his Roanoke expedition to explore the Virginia territory in 1584, he invited Gaunse to go with him in

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Flemish Comics versus Communist Atheism

Renaat Demoen’s Au pays de la grande angoisse (1950–1951)

Philippe Delisle

‘open fire’. 47 And, in the sequel, a member of the internal ‘resistance’ insists that the ‘wretches’ who have seized power have turned Poldévie ‘into a prison and a war machine that aims to conquer the world’. 48 We might add that, like Tintin, Jean

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

– 662 . doi:10.1093/afraf/adm054 . Hoffman , Danny 2011 a. “ Violence Just in Time: War and Work in West Africa .” Cultural Anthropology 26 ( 1 ): 34 – 57 . doi:10.1111/j.1548–1360.2010.01079.x . Hoffman , Danny . 2011 b. The War Machines

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“Eyes, Ears, and Wheels”

Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya

Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

, Thomas B. , and Finn Stepputat . 2005 . Sovereign Bodies: Citizens, Migrants, and States in the Postcolonial World . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Hoffman , Danny . 2011 . The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone

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Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space

Jesper Bjarnesen

. 2011 . “ Autochthony as Capital in a Global Age .” Theory, Culture and Society 28 , no. 1 : 34 – 54 . Hoffman , Danny . 2011a . The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Hoffman

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Looking for the child soldier

The judicial investigation in the case of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

Milena Jakšić

, D. ( 2011 ), The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia ( Durham, DC : Duke University Press ). Hola , B. and T. Bouwknegt ( 2019 ), ‘ Child soldiers in international courtrooms: Unqualified perpetrators, erratic