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Anthropologies of modernity : Foucault, governmentality, and life politics

edited by Jonathan Xavier Inda.
  • Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
  • vi, 280 pages ; 26 cm
Subjects
Local Subjects
Genre
  • Aufsatzsammlung.
Summary
  • Anthropologies of Modernity brings together a range of anthropological writings inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault---specifically by his work on governmentality and biopower. It considers Foucault's contribution to current theories of modernity and treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations. Authored by some of the foremost writers in anthropology, these essays explore modern government as a field of thought and action. They examine the multiplicity of authorities, bodies of knowledge, strategies, and technologies involved in governing the biological and social life of the human. Their analysis is articulated around diverse phenomena, from colonialism and globalization to war, genetics, and AIDS; and they cover an array of geographic sites, from Brazil and French Guiana to Italy, Ukraine, and India. The volume thereby provides an overview of how anthropologists have engaged with Foucault and how Foucault has transformed anthropological theorizing.
Contents
  • Analytics of the modern : an introduction / Jonathan Xavier Inda
  • Colonial governmentality / David Scott
  • Foucault in the tropics : displacing the Panopticon / Peter Redfield
  • Graduated sovereignty in South-East Asia / Aihwa Ong
  • Spatializing states : toward an ethnography of neoliberal governmentality / James Ferguson and Akhil Gupta
  • Performing criminal anthropology : science, popular wisdom, and the body / David G. Horn
  • Science and citizenship under postsocialism / Adrianna Petryna
  • Artificiality and enlightenment : from sociobiology to biosociality / Paul Rabinow
  • Flexible eugenics : technologies of the self in the age of genetics / Karen-SueTaussig, Rayna Rapp, and Deborah Heath
  • Life during wartime : Guatemala, vitality, conspiracy, milieu / Diana M. Nelson
  • Technologies of invisibility : politics of life and social inequality / João Biel.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780631228264
  • 0631228268
  • 9780631228271
  • 0631228276
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2005003400
  • OCLC: 57722512
  • OCLC: 57722512