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

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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“This is one of the best collections of its kind. Written by leading anthropologists, this volume takes up Foucault’s challenge to modern knowledge and significantly expands the discourse on our current cultural and epistemological predicament.” Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine

“Ranging across colonialism, globalization, technoscience, biosociality, and necropolitics, each gem in this superbly integrated collection demonstrates how anthropologists inspired by Foucault’s ideas about modern government can transcend his Eurocentrism while building on his original provocations.” John Gledhill, University of Manchester

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631228271
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Xavier Inda teaches anthropology and global cultural studies in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his previous publications are the co-edited volumes Race, Identity and Citizenship (Blackwell Publishing, 1999) and The Anthropology of Globalization (Blackwell Publishing, 2002).

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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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