Global Assemblages

Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems
E-Book
(512 Seiten)
  Sofort lieferbar | Lieferzeit:3-5 Tage I

Unser bisheriger Preis:ORGPRICE: 106,99 EUR

Jetzt 32,99 EUR*

ISBN-13:
9780470695814
Einband:
E-Book
Seiten:
512
Autor:
Aihwa Ong
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
E-Book
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Provides an exciting approach to some of the most contentiousissues in discussions around globalization--bioscientificresearch, neoliberalism, governance--from the perspective ofthe "anthropological" problems they pose; in other words, in termsof their implications for how individual and collective life issubject to technological, political, and ethical reflection andintervention.
* * Offers a ground-breaking approach to central debates aboutglobalization with chapters written by leading scholars from acrossthe social sciences.

* Examines a range of phenomena that articulate broad structuraltransformations: technoscience, circuits of exchange, systems ofgovernance, 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 MiddleEast, East and South Asia, North America, South America, andEurope.

* Grapples with a number of empirical problems of popular andacademic interest -- from the organ trade, to accountancy, topharmaceutical research, to neoliberal reform.
Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Introduction.

1. Global Assemblages, Anthropological Problems. (Stephen J.Collier and Aihwa Ong).

2. On Regimes of Living. (Stephen J. Collier and AndrewLakoff).

3. Midst Anthropology's Problems. (Paul Rabinow).

Part II: Bioscience And Biological Life.

Ethics of Technoscientific Objects.

4. Stem Cells R Us: Emergent Life Forms and the GlobalBiological. (Sarah Franklin).

5. Operability, Bioavailability, and Exception. (LawrenceCohen).

6. The Iceland Controversy: Reflections on the TransnationalMarket of Civic Virtue. (Gísli Pálsson and PaulRabinow).

Value and Values.

7. Time, Money, and Biodiversity. (Geoffrey Bowker).

8. Antiretroviral Globalism, Biopolitics, and TherapeuticCitizenship. (Vinh-Kim Nguyen).

9. The Last Commodity: Post-Human Ethics and the Global Trafficin "Fresh" Organs. (Nancy Scheper-Hughes).

Part III: Social Technologies And Disciplines.

Standards.

10. Standards and Person-Making in East Central Europe.(Elizabeth Dunn).

11. The Private Life of Numbers: Audit Firms and the Governmentof Expertise in Post-Welfare Argentina. (Andrew Lakoff).

12. Implementing Empirical Knowledge in Anthropology and IslamicAccountancy. (Bill Maurer).

Practices of Calculating Selves.

13. Cultures of Expertise and the Management of Globalization.Toward the Re-functioning of Ethnography. (Douglas Holmes andGeorge Marcus).

14. The Discipline of Speculators. (Kate Zaloom).

15. Cultures on the Brink: Re-engineering the Soul of Capitalism- on a Global Scale. (Kris Olds and Nigel Thrift).

Managing Uncertainty.

16. Heterarchies of Value: Distributing Intelligence andOrganizing Diversity in a New Media Startup. (Monique Girard andDavid Stark).

17. Failure as an Endpoint. (Hirokazu Miyazaki and AnneliseRiles).

Part IV: Governmentality And Politics.

Governing Populations.

18. Ecologies of Expertise. Asian Governmentality in theKnowledge Society. (Aihwa Ong).

19. Globalization and Population Governance in China. (SusanGreenhalgh).

20. Budgets and Biopolitics. (Stephen J. Collier).

Security, Legitimacy, Justice.

21. State and Urban Space in Brazil: From Modernist Planning toDemocratic Interventions. (Theresa Caldeira and Jim Holston).

22. The Garrison-Entrepôt: A Mode of Governing in the ChadBasin. (Janet Roitman).

Citizenship and Ethics.

23. Biological Citizenship. (Nikolas Rose and Carlos Novas).

24. Robust Knowledge and Fragile Futures. (MarilynStrathern).

Index.
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.

Kunden Rezensionen

Zu diesem Artikel ist noch keine Rezension vorhanden.
Helfen sie anderen Besuchern und verfassen Sie selbst eine Rezension.