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About David Scott

David Scott teaches anthropology at Columbia University. He is the author of Formations of Ritual (1994), Refashioning Futures: Criticism after Postcoloniality (Princeton University Press, 1999), Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment (Duke University Press, 2004), and is co-editor of Powers of the Secular Modern: Talal Asad and his Interlocutors (Stanford University Press, 2006). He is also the editor of the journal Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism.

Articles by David Scott

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Fukuyama's crossroads: the poetics of location

The American triumphalism of Francis Fukuyama's work is encoded in its key concepts, writes David Scott.
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