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War on People: Drug User Politics and a New Ethics of Community

Jarrett Zigon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297692
eISBN:
9780520969957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297692.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

A War on People takes up two interrelated concerns increasingly of import to political anthropologists and theorists. The first is the seemingly widespread lack of motivation for participating in ... More


Political anthropology and civil service reform: prospects and limits

R.A.W Rhodes

in Rethinking policy and politics: Reflections on contemporary debates in policy studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447319467
eISBN:
9781447319474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319467.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

What lessons about public sector reform can be learnt from using political anthropology to study governance reform? What are the strengths and weaknesses of such an approach? I contrast the everyday ... More


Introduction: There are no Counterrevolutionaries here

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The ‘lama question’ was the struggle between the new socialist Mongolian government and the Buddhist establishment for political, economic and social influence. The question would end after a decade ... More


The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Christopher Kaplonski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In The lama question Chris Kaplonski examines the struggle between the new socialist government, which came to power following the overthrow of a Buddhist theocracy, and the dominant Buddhist ... More


Conclusion: Violence and the Contingent State

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion draws together the arguments and material in the book to consider their contribution to notions of sovereignty, political violence, and their relation to the state of exception. It, ... More


Technologies of Exception, Governmentality, and the Contingent State

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The main argument of the book is that in Mongolia, physical violence and killing was taken up as a measure of last resort, not a show of strength. Two key domains constitute the direct theoretical ... More


Conclusion

Karina Biondi

John F. Collins (ed.)

in Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469623405
eISBN:
9781469630328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623405.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The expansion of the First Command of the Capital (PCC), making it the most powerful criminal network in Brazil, happened after the addition of “Equality” to its “ideals”. This incorporation provoked ... More


Introduction: Questioning the Punitive Paradox

Insa Lee Koch

in Personalizing the State: An Anthropology of Law, Politics, and Welfare in Austerity Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198807513
eISBN:
9780191845437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807513.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The introduction starts with what many have seen as a worrying paradox: the illiberal turn that liberal democracies have taken with, or perhaps because of, popular support. While commentators have ... More


Counting (on) the Living Gods

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Buddhist reincarnations - “living gods” as they were popularly known - were the most powerful and influential members of the Buddhist establishment, and as such demand special attention. This chapter ... More


Women, Literacy, and Other Dangerous Things

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The lama question was inextricably linked to culture, politics, and society as a whole. Alongside the struggle to defeat the Buddhist establishment, the government sought to create a new socialist ... More


Closed and Destroyed Monasteries: The Aftermath

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

With the arrest, trial, and execution of the Yonzon Hamba and his codefendants, the final technology of exception moved into high gear, and by July 1938, less than nine months later, the monasteries ... More


The Geopolitics of Exception

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Trapped between its two big neighbors—China and Russia/the Soviet Union—Mongolia has long sought to avoid domination by one or the other. However, to rely exclusively on geopolitics as an explanation ... More


Samdan, the Special Commission, and the Rule of Law

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The case of the lama Samdan, accused of being a counter-revolutionary in the early 1930s, helps us to understand how the different technologies of exception affected people’s lives. This chapter ... More


The Yonzon Hamba and the Center Counterrevolutionary Group

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The final technology of exception saw a shift to physical violence and mass killings. Rather than a measure that was adopted for its efficacy, political violence was turned to almost as an admission ... More


A Tale of Two Lamas: Gonchigjantsan and Agvaanjamyan

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The cases of two lamas illustrate the shifting attitudes of the socialist government and the reception their policies received. Gonchigjantsan was a reincarnation, arrested and jailed in the early ... More


Surveillance and Control: The Religious Administration and the Government Representatives

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The socialist state created a complex administrative apparatus as part of its shifting attempts to deal with the lama question. This chapter illuminates the means by which the government monitored, ... More


Rebellions, War, and Aftermaths

Christopher Kaplonski

in The Lama Question: Violence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838560
eISBN:
9780824869663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The late 1920s saw a hardening of anti-religious policies and a failed attempt at collectivisation. This led to an “armed rebellion” in 1932 that convulsed much of the country. In light of the ... More


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