Borders and Boundaries of State and Self at the End of Empire

  1. Yoke-Sum Wong and
  2. Derek Sayer
  1. Michael Kearney

Published Online: 17 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309720.ch12

Twenty Years of the Challenging the Field, Volume 2

Twenty Years of the Challenging the Field, Volume 2

How to Cite

Kearney, M. (2008) Borders and Boundaries of State and Self at the End of Empire, in Twenty Years of the Challenging the Field, Volume 2 (eds Y.-S. Wong and D. Sayer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309720.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179348

Online ISBN: 9781444309720

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Keywords:

  • anthropology – an official discipline predicated on the distinction between Self and the alien;
  • ethnographic work on the U.S.-Mexico Border;
  • constitution of anthropology;
  • maturation of modern capitalism – entailed the formation of the nation-state as a cultural revolution;
  • territorial expansion;
  • preeminent totemic sensibility;
  • transnationalism – reordering of the binary cultural, social, and epistemological distinctions of the modern period;
  • reordering of the capitalist nation-state;
  • deterioration of the borders of the nation – provokes a reconstitution of the state

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Colonial Nation-State

  • The Nation-State and its Borders in the Age of Transnationalism

  • The Transnational Body and Person

  • Disintegration and Reconstruction of Disciplinary Boundaries

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements