Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2114: Anthropology of the State

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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.

Basic reading:

Alexander, Michelle. 2010. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press.

Althusser, Louis. 1968. “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” in Lenin and Philosophy. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Clastres, Pierre. 1977. Society against the State. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Foucault, Michel. 1991. “Governmentality” in The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality, Burchell, Gordon, and Miller (eds.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Geertz, Clifford. 1980. Negara: The Theatre State in Nineteenth Century Bali. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Goffman, Alice. 2014. On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hobbes, Thomas. 1651. Leviathan. London: Penguin Classics.

Kantorowicz, Ernst. 1957. The King’s Two Bodies: A Study in Medieval Political Theology. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Petryna, Adriana. 2002. Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Tilly, Charles. 1985. “War-Making and State-Making as Organized Crime” in Bringing the State Back In, Evans, Rueschemeyer and Skocpol, (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.