State Theory and Andean Politics

State Theory and Andean Politics explores the material and cultural processes by which states come to appear as real and tangible parts of everyday life in the Andes, showing the state to be one of many forces vying for a claim to legitimate domination in a highly contested political field.

State Theory and Andean Politics
New Approaches to the Study of Rule

Edited by Christopher Krupa and David Nugent

2015 | 336 pages | Cloth $69.95
Anthropology | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Off-Centered States: Rethinking State Theory Through an Andean Lens
—Christopher Krupa and David Nugent

PART I. CRITICAL PHENOMENOLOGIES OF RULE
Chapter 2. The Idea of the State in Colombia: An Analysis from the Periphery
—María Clemencia Ramírez
Chapter 3. Respatializing the State from the Margins: Reflections on the Camba Autonomy Movement in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
—Nicole Fabricant
Chapter 4. State Formation and Class Politics in Colombia
—Lesley Gill

PART II. OFF-CENTERED MORPHOLOGIES OF STATE
Chapter 5. Cadastral Politics: Property Wars and State Realism in Highland Ecuador
—Christopher Krupa
Chapter 6. New Arenas of State Action in Highland Ecuador: Public Health and State Formation, c. 1925-1950
—A. Kim Clark
Chapter 7. The State and Indigenous Women in Ecuador, 1925-1975
—Mercedes Prieto

PART III. FEAR, FANTASY, AND DELUSION
Chapter 8. Haunting the Modern Andean State: Colonial Legacies of Race and Civilization
—Irene Silverblatt
Chapter 9. Appearances to the Contrary: Fantasy, Fear, and Displacement in Twentieth-Century Peruvian State Formation
—David Nugent
PART IV. CROSS-BORDER PROCESSES OF STATECRAFT
Chapter 10. Notes on the Formation of the Andean Colonial State
—Karen Spalding
Chapter 11. The Aspirational State: State Effects in Putumayo
—Winifred Tate

PART V. THEORETICAL REFLECTIONS
Chapter 12. Off-Centered States: An Appreciation
—Gyanendra Pandey
Chapter 13. Viewing States from the Global South
—Akhil Gupta

Notes
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments