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  • Life in Slums | Department of Anthropology
    participation However the urban poor still feel alienated from the state its programs and the legal system This paper argues that to understand the citizenship of these half citizens it is necessary to take account of an unofficial realm of practices I show how slum dwellers in Recife interpret and deal with the state project of registered citizenship as it is materialized in the compulsory carrying of an identity card Carrying the card is surrounded by fear of intrusive police control However obtaining such a card through alternative informal procedures is associated with a longing for personalized relationships with the police and other state representatives The relationship of these slum dwellers with their identity cards is thus both fearful and affectionate and their citizenship can be considered as a confluence of fear and intimacy The Viscous State Crime and Unruly Citizenship in Urban Jamaica Prof Jaffe This paper explores the complicated relationship between the Jamaican state criminal leaders known as dons and the urban poor Based on their role as brokers between politicians and inner city residents dons came to preside over politically partisan enclaves known as garrisons In these marginalized urban areas dons have increasingly taken on functions and symbols associated with the state and their authority is considered legitimate by many inner city residents How can we understand the authority and legitimacy of Jamaica s dons and what insights can this offer into how the state and citizenship are being reconfigured Building on Sartre s idea of the viscous I argue for an analysis of donmanship through the concept of a viscous state a variable shape shifting entity in which criminal organizations and the formal state are entangled in a relationship of collusion and divestment I argue that such a viscous state both produces and relies on distinct

    Original URL path: http://stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/1265 (2012-11-21)
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  • Anthropology Reception at the 2012 AAA Annual Meeting | Department of Anthropology
    Courses Peer Advisors Admissions People Faculty and Affiliates Post Doctoral Graduate Students Staff Events Colloquia Brown Bags Other Events Department Calendar Courses Graduation News Publications Forms Documents Contact Events Colloquia Brown Bags Other Events Anthropology Reception at the 2012 AAA

    Original URL path: http://stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/1243 (2012-11-21)
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  • Anthropology Diploma and Awards Ceremony | Department of Anthropology
    Eligibility Undergraduates should have completed at least 160 units toward graduation and have faculty advisor approval M A students should have completed at least 36 units and faculty advisor approval General Ceremony Information LOCATION The department ceremony will take place at the New Guinea Sculpture Gardens located between Roble Drive and Lomita Drive at Santa Teresa Street TIME Graduates and guests normally arrive from the main ceremony at 11 45am Everyone should be seated by 12 15pm The ceremony will begin at 12 30pm and will last until approximately 1 30pm FOOD The department will provide catered hors d oeuvres and refreshments after the diploma and awards ceremony beginning at 1 30pm PROCESSION There is no procession at the beginning of the department ceremony Graduates should be seated at the start of the program and upon direction from a staff member will rise when their name is called to receive the diploma GRADUATES SEATING All graduates will be seated directly in front of the lecturn Graduates are seated in alphabetical order according to degree PhD MA BA Upon arrival at the Garden please look for the chair with your name card on it If you cannot find a chair with your name find a staff member immediately and let him her know We will be able to reserve a diploma case and add your name to the announcer s list The staff member will also direct you to a seat at the end of the procession HANDICAPPED SEATING There will be a marked section of chairs for handicapped guests and their families to sit directly behind the graduates For information about disability resources throughout Commencement Weekend please see http commencement stanford edu accessibility GENERAL SEATING TICKETS Tickets are not required and there is no reserved seating for your guests We

    Original URL path: http://stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/969 (2012-11-21)
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  • Comparative Wests: A Summer of Creating, Restoring, and Maintaining Country | Department of Anthropology
    Publications Forms Documents Contact Comparative Wests A Summer of Creating Restoring and Maintaining Country Over the course of August the Comparative Wests Project at the Bill Lane Center for the American West convened in Australia to initiate a comprehensive exploration of the social and ecological processes through which such countries in Western North America and Western Australia emerge change and persist The project implemented a groundbreaking multi disciplinary program of

    Original URL path: http://stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/1137 (2012-11-21)
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  • Market Street Chinatown: History and Archaeology | Department of Anthropology
    Forms Documents Contact Market Street Chinatown History and Archaeology From 1862 1887 downtown San Jose was home to Market Street Chinatown that housed more than 1000 residents but on May 4 1887 it was destroyed in an arson fire One hundred years later the archaeological remains of the Market Street Chinatown resurfaced during San Jose s downtown redevelopment Over the last year Anthropology Associate Professor Barbara Voss jointly with the

    Original URL path: http://stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/1131 (2012-11-21)
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  • Congratulations Anthropology Class of 2012! | Department of Anthropology
    Admissions People Faculty and Affiliates Post Doctoral Graduate Students Staff Events Colloquia Brown Bags Other Events Department Calendar Courses Graduation News Publications Forms Documents Contact Department Calendar Courses Graduation News Publications Forms Documents Contact Congratulations Anthropology Class of 2012 To

    Original URL path: http://stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/1129 (2012-11-21)
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  • Luhrmann's new book asks how God becomes real to people | Department of Anthropology
    Admissions People Faculty and Affiliates Post Doctoral Graduate Students Staff Events Colloquia Brown Bags Other Events Department Calendar Courses Graduation News Publications Forms Documents Contact Department Calendar Courses Graduation News Publications Forms Documents Contact Luhrmann s new book asks how God becomes real to people In the April 12 2012 issue of Stanford News Brooke Donald talks to Anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann about her new book When God Talks Back

    Original URL path: http://stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/1127 (2012-11-21)
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  • Who majors in Anthropology? | Department of Anthropology
    Department Calendar Courses Graduation News Publications Forms Documents Contact Department Calendar Courses Graduation News Publications Forms Documents Contact Who majors in Anthropology In this Youtube video Anthropology department chair and professor Jim Ferguson talks about the Anthropology program and who should major in Anthropology He discusses the interest among students of Anthropology in wanting to improve and make a difference in the world and that Anthropology provides the skills to

    Original URL path: http://stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/1069 (2012-11-21)
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