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#PoliticalEngagements: Introduction

Ethnography and Political Engagement This Thematic Thread emerged from a workshop organised (online) at the LSE in February 2021, entitled “In the …


The return of the plague-spreader

Written in lockdown amid the pandemic, this post speculates about the political and epistemological implications of ‘middle-class’ reactions to the present crisis. …


#Review: State of Rebellion

In State of Rebellion: Violence and Intervention in the Central African Republic, Louisa Lombard moves away from an anthropological tendency to study …


#Review: The Truth About Crime

What is ‘crime’? A social pathology? A violation of social order? The object or raison d’être of law enforcement? How can we …


The state of the state in #Africa

How political authority and legitimacy are sustained in societies marked by socio-economic inequality and political exclusion has been a long-standing preoccupation in …