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c Cultures of Insecurity

Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities, and the Production of Danger


  


  

 
    
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We are informed on the first page that, ͞[f]or the authors in this volume, insecurities are cultural in the sense
that they are produced in and out of the context within which people give meanings to their actions and
experiences and make sense of their lives͟ (Ibid.).
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Muppidi also does an admirable job of illustrating the structuration of security imaginaries and the practices that
they produce, and vice versa (131-2). Steve Niva͛s chapter likewise is for me an example of effective postcolonial
scholarship.