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Author Chalfin, Brenda
Title Neoliberal frontiers : an ethnography of sovereignty in West Africa / Brenda Chalfin
Imprint Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2010
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HB127.5.G6 C53 2010    AVAILABLE    30520020717659
Descript xx, 297 p. : iil., maps ; 24 cm
Series Chicage studies in practices of meaning
Chicage studies in practices of meaning
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-286) and index
Introduction : toward an anthropology of neoliberal sovereignty -- Customs as effective sovereign : state logics across time and place -- Anthropologies of the state : marrying ethnography and political economy -- Histories and tactics of territorial sovereignty : thinking through the border -- The sovereignty of good governance : bureaucratic contests and the recentering power -- The properties of popular sovereignty : customs and corruption, cars, and democratic discourse -- Technologies of sovereignty : the politics and phenomenology of privatized rule on the maritime frontier -- Affective sovereignty : airport anthropology and the shifting contours of citizenship -- Conclusion : working the border : neoliberal sovereignty in comparative perspective
Subject Ghana. Customs, Excise, and Preventive Service
Neoliberalism -- Ghana
Neoliberalism -- Africa, West
Customs administration -- Ghana
Customs administration -- Africa, West
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