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Forrest Stuart

Associate Professor of Sociology Stanford University

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The State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World

The State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World

Ethnographic, historical and textual analysis of interactions between governments and citizens in three contexts—Brazil, urban America, and post-colonial South Asia—yielded new insights on the use of state power to maintain social control.

The relationship between governments and the citizens they seek to rule is central to understanding politics and society in the contemporary world. This collaborative research project was a departure from macro-historical studies of state power, relying instead on ethnography, archival research,...