Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems / Edition 1by Aihwa Ong
Pub. Date: 10/25/2004
Provides an exciting approach to some of the most contentious issues in discussions around globalization—bioscientific research, neoliberalism, governance—from the perspective of the "anthropological" problems they pose; in other words, in terms of their implications for how individual and collective life is subject to technological, political, and… See more details below
Provides an exciting approach to some of the most contentious issues in discussions around globalization—bioscientific research, neoliberalism, governance—from the perspective of the "anthropological" problems they pose; in other words, in terms of their implications for how individual and collective life is subject to technological, political, and ethical reflection and intervention.
- Offers a ground-breaking approach to central debates about globalization with chapters written by leading scholars from across the social sciences.
- Examines a range of phenomena that articulate broad structural transformations: technoscience, circuits of exchange, systems of governance, and regimes of ethics or values.
- Investigates these phenomena from the perspective of the “anthropological” problems they pose.
- Covers a broad range of geographical areas: Africa, the Middle East, East and South Asia, North America, South America, and Europe.
- Grapples with a number of empirical problems of popular and academic interest — from the organ trade, to accountancy, to pharmaceutical research, to neoliberal reform.
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Table of Contents
|1||Global assemblages, anthropological problems||3|
|2||On regimes of living||22|
|3||Midst anthropology's problems||40|
|Pt. II||Bioscience and biological life||55|
|4||Stem cells R us : emergent life forms and the global biological||59|
|5||Operability, bioavailability, and exception||79|
|6||The Iceland controversy : reflections on the transnational market of civic virtue||91|
|7||Time, money, and biodiversity||107|
|8||Antiretroviral globalism, biopolitics, and therapeutic citizenship||124|
|9||The last commodity : post-human ethics and the global traffic in "fresh" organs||145|
|Pt. III||Social technologies and disciplines||169|
|10||Standards and person-making in East Central Europe||173|
|11||The private life of numbers : pharmaceutical marketing in post-welfare Argentina||194|
|12||Implementing empirical knowledge in anthropology and Islamic accountancy||214|
|13||Cultures of expertise and the management of globalization : toward the re-functioning of ethnography||235|
|14||The discipline of speculators||253|
|15||Cultures on the brink : reengineering the soul of capitalism - on a global scale||270|
|16||Heterarchies of value : distributing intelligence and organizing diversity in a new media startup||293|
|17||Failure as an endpoint||320|
|Pt. IV||Governmentality and politics||333|
|18||Ecologies of expertise : assembling flows, managing citizenship||337|
|19||Globalization and population governance in China||354|
|20||Budgets and biopolitics||373|
|21||State and urban space in Brazil : from modernist planning to democratic interventions||393|
|22||The Garrison-Entrepot : a mode of governing in the Chad Basin||417|
|24||Robust knowledge and fragile futures||464|
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