Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics / Edition 1

Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics / Edition 1

by Jonathan Xavier Inda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631228276

ISBN-13: 9780631228271

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This book brings together a range of anthropological writings that are inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and examine Foucault’s contribution to current theories of modernity.

  • Treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations.
  • Tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism and

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This book brings together a range of anthropological writings that are inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and examine Foucault’s contribution to current theories of modernity.

  • Treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations.
  • Tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism and globalization to war, genetics, and AIDS.
  • Draws on work from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.
  • Contributors include James Ferguson, Akhil Gupta, Aihwa Ong, Paul Rabinow, and Rayna Rapp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631228271
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

Analytics of Modern: An Introduction.

Part I: Colonial Reasons.

1. Colonial Governmentality. (David Scott).

2. Foucault in the Tropics: Displacing the Panopticon. (Peter Redfield).

Part II: Global Governance.

3. Graduated Sovereignty in South East Asia. (Aihwa Ong).

4. Spatializing States: Toward an Ethnography of Neoliberal Governmentality. (James Ferguson and Akhil Gupta).

Part III: Technico Sciences.

5. Performing Criminal Anthropology: Science, Popular Wisdom, and the Body. (David Horn).

6. Science and Citizenship under Postsocialism. (Adriana Petryna).

Part IV: Biosocial Subjects.

7. Artificiality and Enlightenment: From Sociobiology to Biosociality. (Paul Rabinow).

8. Flexible Eugenics: Technologies of Self in the Age of Genetics. (Karen-Sue Taussig, Rayna Rapp, and Deborah Heath).

Part V: Necropolitical Projects.

9. Life During Wartime: Guatemala, Vitality, Conspiracy, Milieu. (Diane M. Nelson) 10. Technologies of Invisibility: Politics of Life and Social Inequality. (João Biehl).

Index

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