John L. Comaroff
ifk Gast des Direktors

Zeitraum des Fellowships:
01. Oktober 2010 bis 20. Dezember 2010

Ethnicity, Inc.: The Commodification of Culture and the Incorporation of Identity



John L. Comaroff is the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. He is also a former president of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology in the USA. His current research in post-apartheid South Africa is on crime, policing, and the workings of the state, on democracy and difference, and on the nature of postcolonial politics.


with Jean Comaroff, Theory from the South: Or How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa, Boulder, CO 2010; with Jean Comaroff, Ethnicity, Inc., Chicago, London 2009; with Jean Comaroff (eds.), Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Chicago, London 2006; with Jean Comaroff (eds.) Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism, Durham, NC, London, 2000; with Jean Comaroff (eds.), Civil Society and the Political Imagination in Africa, Chicago, London 1999; with Jean Comaroff, Of Revelation and Revolution (2 vols.), Chicago, London 1991, 1997; with Jean Comaroff (eds.), Modernity and Its Malcontents, Chicago, London 1993; with Jean Comaroff, Ethnography and the Historical Imagination, Chicago, London 1992.