Jakob Rigi

Associate Professor
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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(36-1) 327 3000 / ext 2131
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PhD (1999) in Social Anthropology (SOAS), University of London
BSc (1993) University of Stockholm
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Areas of Research/Interest:
Sovereignty (state, war, law, coercion, spectacle, patronage, citizenship, ethnicity/nationalism/religion); Market (Neo-liberalism, exchange, money, consumption, urban networks, and kinship); Globalization (cultural flows, migration, cultural diversification/complexity); Social stratification (Class, disposition, sex work); Marx & Foucault (value & bio-power). 

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Book Chapter
Rigi, Jakob. "Post-Soviet Formation of the Russian State and the War in Chechnya." In Crisis of State, War and Social Upheaval, edited by Bruce Kapferer and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, 53-82. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009.
Rigi, Jakob. "Corruption in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan." In Between morality and the law : corruption, anthropology and comparative society, edited by Italo Pardo, 101-119. London: Ashgate, 2004.
Journal Article
Rigi, Jakob. "Homeland as a Domestic Sphere in Kazakhstan." Tronto Studies in Inners and Central Asia 8, no. -- (2005): 151-167.