9/11 and its aftermath have proven that our rules approximately what constitutes sovereign energy lag dangerously at the back of the burgeoning claims to rights and popularity inside of and throughout nationwide barriers. New configurations of sovereignty are on the center of political and cultural adjustments globally. Sovereign Bodies shifts the talk on sovereign strength clear of territoriality and exterior acceptance of nation energy, towards the shaping of sovereign energy during the workout of violence over human our bodies and populations. during this quantity, sovereign energy, no matter if exercised by means of a countryside or through a neighborhood despotic energy or neighborhood, is known and scrutinized as anything tentative and risky whose efficacy relies much less on formal ideas than on repeated acts of violence.
Following the editors' advent are fourteen essays by way of major students from around the world that examine cultural meanings of sovereign strength and violence, in addition to practices of citizenship and belonging--in South Africa, Peru, India, Mexico, Cyprus, Norway, and in addition between transnational chinese language and Indian populations. Sovereign our bodies enriches our knowing of strength and sovereignty within the postcolonial global and in "the West" whereas establishing new conceptual fields within the anthropology of politics. The individuals are Ana María Alonso, Lars Buur, Partha Chatterjee, Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff, Oivind Fuglerud, Thomas Blom Hansen, Barry Hindess, Steffen Jensen, Achille Mbembe, Aihwa Ong, Finn Stepputat, Simon Turner, Peter van der Veer, and Yael Navaro-Yashin.