Anthropology of Policy: Perspectives on Governance and Power

Anthropology of Policy: Perspectives on Governance and Power

by Cris Shore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415132215

ISBN-13: 9780415132213

Pub. Date: 09/18/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Arguing that policy has become an increasingly central concept and instrument in the organisation of contemporary societies and that it now impinges on all areas of life so that it is virtually impossible to ignore or escape its influence, this book argues that the study of policy leads straight into issues at the heart of anthropology.  See more details below

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Arguing that policy has become an increasingly central concept and instrument in the organisation of contemporary societies and that it now impinges on all areas of life so that it is virtually impossible to ignore or escape its influence, this book argues that the study of policy leads straight into issues at the heart of anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415132213
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/18/1997
Series:
European Association of Social Anthropologists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction
1Policy: A new field of anthropology3
2Writing development policy and policy analysis plain or clear: On language, genre and power43
3The implications of 'medical', 'gender in development' and 'culturalist' discourses for HIV/AIDS policy in Africa59
4Patients' bodies and discourses of power88
5Free to make the right choice? Gender equality policy in post-welfare Sweden107
6The cultural politics of populism: Celebrating Canadian national identity136
7Governing Europe: European Union audiovisual policy and the politics of identity165
8Reform and resistance: A Norwegian illustration195
9Poverty in a 'post-welfare' landscape: Tenant management policies, self-governance and the democratization of knowledge in Great Britain217
10Managing Americans: Policy and changes in the meanings of work and the self239
Epilogue
11Anthropology and policy research: The view from Northern Ireland261
Index282

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