Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems / Edition 1

Global Assemblages: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems / Edition 1

by Aihwa Ong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631231757

ISBN-13: 9780631231752

Pub. Date: 10/25/2004

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631231752
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/25/2004
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 10.46(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroduction1
1Global assemblages, anthropological problems3
2On regimes of living22
3Midst anthropology's problems40
Pt. IIBioscience and biological life55
4Stem cells R us : emergent life forms and the global biological59
5Operability, bioavailability, and exception79
6The Iceland controversy : reflections on the transnational market of civic virtue91
7Time, money, and biodiversity107
8Antiretroviral globalism, biopolitics, and therapeutic citizenship124
9The last commodity : post-human ethics and the global traffic in "fresh" organs145
Pt. IIISocial technologies and disciplines169
10Standards and person-making in East Central Europe173
11The private life of numbers : pharmaceutical marketing in post-welfare Argentina194
12Implementing empirical knowledge in anthropology and Islamic accountancy214
13Cultures of expertise and the management of globalization : toward the re-functioning of ethnography235
14The discipline of speculators253
15Cultures on the brink : reengineering the soul of capitalism - on a global scale270
16Heterarchies of value : distributing intelligence and organizing diversity in a new media startup293
17Failure as an endpoint320
Pt. IVGovernmentality and politics333
18Ecologies of expertise : assembling flows, managing citizenship337
19Globalization and population governance in China354
20Budgets and biopolitics373
21State and urban space in Brazil : from modernist planning to democratic interventions393
22The Garrison-Entrepot : a mode of governing in the Chad Basin417
23Biological citizenship439
24Robust knowledge and fragile futures464

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