Personal States: Making Connections Between People and Bureaucracy in Turkey

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By also exploring notions of state and personhood within the highest echelons of the administration itself, Alexander shows how ideas of 'the state' recede once one is actually 'within'. For officials the state becomes other institutions and Ministries with which they have little contact. The continual process of striving to make connections with other groups and people occurs both at all hierarchical levels of the Sugar Corporation and between farmers and factory engineers." "This ethnography of modernity will cause scholars of state institutions across a broad range of disciplines radically to rethink what 'the state' actually is, and the relations that create it, thus taking understandings of the state to an entirely new level."--Jacket.

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Introduction
1
Time and the Self
28
Sugar
55
The View from Elsewhere
76
The View from Within
92
Fabricating the State
123
Village Brokering
150
The Sugar Contract
177
The Practice of Contracts
201
Talking about Privatization
224
References
241
Index
255
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Über den Autor (2002)

Catherine Alexander is a Research Fellow in Social Anthropology, St John's College, Cambridge.

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