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Anthropologies of Modernity

Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics

Anthropologies of Modernity by Jonathan Xavier Inda
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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.
Wiley; April 2008
288 pages; ISBN 9781405153027
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Title: Anthropologies of Modernity
Author: Jonathan Xavier Inda
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