Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT3016: Anthropology of the State
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
Indicative Reading List
This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.
Alexander, M. 2010. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press.
Althusser, L. 1968. “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” in Lenin and Philosophy. New York: Monthly Review Press.
Clastres, P. 1977. Society against the State. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Foucault, M. 1991. “Governmentality” in The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality, Burchell, Gordon, and Miller (eds.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Geertz, C. 1980. Negara: The Theatre State in Nineteenth Century Bali. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Goffman, A. 2014. On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Hobbes, T. 1651. Leviathan. London: Penguin Classics.
Kantorowicz, E. 1957. The King’s Two Bodies: A Study in Medieval Political Theology. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Petryna, A. 2002. Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Tilly, C. 1985. “War-Making and State-Making as Organized Crime” in Bringing the State Back In, Evans, Rueschemeyer and Skocpol, (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.