Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics
Copyright © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Jonathan Xavier Inda
Published Online: 21 APR 2008
Print ISBN: 9780631228264
Online ISBN: 9780470775875
About this Book
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.