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Biopolitics, Militarism, and Development


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Introduction: Biopolitics, Militarism and Development in Contemporary Eritrea Tricia Redeker Hepner and David O'Kane Chapter 1. Pitfalls of Nationalism in Eritrea Tekle M. Woldemikael Chapter 2. War, Spatio-temporal Perception, and the Nation: Fighters and Farmers in the Highlands Michael Mahrt Chapter 3. The Youth Has Gone From Our Soil: Place and Politics in Refugee Resettlement and Agrarian Development Amanda Poole Chapter 4. Human Resource Development and the State: Higher Education in Post-Revolutionary Eritrea Tanja R. Muller Chapter 5. Avoiding Wastage by Making Soldiers: Technologies of the State and the Imagination of the Educated Nation Jennifer Riggan Chapter 6. Trapped in Adolescence: The Post-War Urban Generation Magnus Treiber Chapter 7. Seeking Asylum in a Transnational Social Field: New Refugees and Struggles for Autonomy and Human Rights Tricia Redeker Hepner Chapter 8. The Eritrean State in Comparative Perspective Greg Cameron Conclusion: Biopolitics and Dilemmas of Development in Eritrea and Elsewhere Tricia Redeker Hepner and David O'Kane Bibliography Index

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David O'Kane is a graduate of the National University of Ireland and Queen's University Belfast. He has worked in universities in Eritrea, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Britain, Russia, and New Zealand. Tricia Redeker Hepner teaches Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research on Eritrea was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. She is the author of Soldiers, Martyrs, Traitors and Exiles: Political Conflict in Eritrea and Diaspora (University of Pennsylvania Press).


This volume offers significant and new information on and insights into current developments in many different areas and - thanks to a comprehensive bibliography on Eritrea and theoretical foundations of the concept of biopolitics as an appendix - inspirations for further general readings and reflections in the field of" * Peripherie

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