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Anthropologies of Modernity

Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics


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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.

Author Biography

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).
Release date NZ
July 13th, 2005
Edited by Jonathan Xavier Inda
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Blackwell Publishers
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