Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.