Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and by Jonathan Xavier Inda

By Jonathan Xavier Inda

Content material:
Chapter 1 Colonial Governmentality (pages 21–49): David Scott
Chapter 2 Foucault within the Tropics: Displacing the Panopticon (pages 50–79): Peter Redfield
Chapter three Graduated Sovereignty in South?East Asia (pages 81–104): Aihwa Ong
Chapter four Spatializing States: towards an Ethnography of Neoliberal Governmentality (pages 105–131): James Ferguson and Akhil Gupta
Chapter five acting felony Anthropology: technology, well known knowledge, and the physique (pages 133–157): David G. Horn
Chapter 6 technological know-how and Citizenship below Postsocialism (pages 158–177): Adriana Petryna
Chapter 7 Artificiality and Enlightenment: From Sociobiology to Biosociality (pages 179–193): Paul Rabinow
Chapter eight versatile Eugenics: applied sciences of the Self within the Age of Genetics (pages 194–212): Karen?Sue Taussig, Rayna Rapp and Deborah Heath
Chapter nine existence in the course of Wartime: Guatemala, power, Conspiracy, Milieu (pages 213–247): Diane M. Nelson
Chapter 10 applied sciences of Invisibility: Politics of lifestyles and Social Inequality (pages 248–271): Joao Biehl

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As such, the domain of population was shown to involve a range of aggregate effects – such as epidemics, mounting spirals of wealth and labor, and endemic levels of mortality – that were not reducible to the dimension of the family. 2005 6:26am Analytics of the Modern as a higher-order assemblage of which the family formed only one component. It was to dislodge the family from its supreme position as model of government and to resituate it as an element internal to population. Significantly, once this dislodging took place, the practice of the art of government grew to be above all concerned with populations.

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They render things into calculable and programmable form. They are the material implements that make it possible for thought to act upon reality. The governmentality literature’s concern with technologies of government, then, draws attention to importance of technical means in directing the actions of individuals and populations. Without such means, the government of conduct cannot take place. The other way governmentality scholars manifest their concern with the technological domain is through a focus on the programmatic character of government – that is, on how government tends to be conceptualized into existence in programmatic form.

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