Guest
Mike McGovern, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Episode: February 23, 2011

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Professor McGovern is a political anthropologist who works in West Africa and uses a variety of sources from kinship idioms to the aesthetics of state-sponsored folklore to try to understand postcolonial states within the arc of longer historical trajectories. We talk with him about his first book, entitled Making War in Côte d'Ivoire.

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