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Title Global assemblages : technology, politics, and ethics as anthropological problems / edited by Aihwa Ong and Stephen J. Collier.

Imprint Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., c2005.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  303.4 G51a 2005    ---  Available
Description xiii, 494 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Global assemblages, anthropological problems / Stephen J. Collier and Aihwa Ong -- On regimes of living / Stephen J. Collier and Andrew Lakoff -- Midst anthropology's problems / Paul Rabinow -- Stem cells r us : emergent life forms and the global biological / Sarah Franklin -- Operability, bioavailability, and exception / Lawrence Cohen -- The Iceland controversy : reflections on the transnational market of civic virtue / Gisli Palsson and Paul Rabinow -- Time, money, and biodiversity / Geoffrey C. Bowker -- Antiretroviral globalism, biopolitics, and therapeutic citizenship / Vinh-kim Nguyen -- The last commodity : post-human ethics and the global traffic in "fresh" organs / Nancy Scheper-Hughes -- Standards and person-making in East Central Europe / Elizabeth C. Dunn -- The private life of numbers : pharmaceutical marketing in post-welfare Argentina / Andrew Lakoff -- Implementing empirical knowledge in anthropology and Islamic accountancy / Bill Maurer -- Cultures of expertise and the management of globalization : toward the re-functioning of ethnography / Douglas R. Holmes and George E. Marcus -- The discipline of speculators / Caitlin Zaloom -- Cultures on the brink : reengineering the soul of capitalism--on a global scale / Kris Olds and Nigel Thrift -- Heterarchies of value : distributing intelligence and organizing diversity in a new media startup / Monique Girard and David Stark -- Failure as an endpoint / Hirokazu Miyazaki and Annelise Riles -- Ecologies of expertise : assembling flows, managing citizenship / Aihwa Ong -- Globalization and population governance in China / Susan Greenhalgh -- Budgets and biopolitics / Stephen J. Collier -- State and urban space in Brazil : from modernist planning to democratic interventions / Teresa Caldeira and James Holston -- The garrison-entrepot : a mode of governing in the Chad basin / Janet Rotiman -- Biological citizenship / Nikolas Rose and Carlos Novas -- Robust knowledge and fragile futures / Marilyn Strathern.
Summary "Global Assemblages presents a perspective on the current globalization debates. Rather than examining globalization as a marker for a new epoch or as a broad structural transformation, this volume examines specific technologies, ethical regimes, and administrative systems that articulate contemporary transformations. The chapters combine a sophisticated theoretical approach to these "global" phenomena with detailed study of the assemblages in which they become significant for individual and collective life." "The contributors to the volume are leading scholars from sociology, anthropology, and geography whose research spans Africa, the Middle East, East and South Asia, North America, South America, and Europe. Their work examines the conflicts and controversies at the heart of contemporary debates, in areas such as neoliberal reform, the pharmaceutical industry, financial practices, illegal trafficking, and information technology."--Jacket.
Subject Social change.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Discoveries in science -- Social aspects.
Added Author Ong, Aihwa.
Collier, Stephen J.
ISBN 9781405123587 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0631231757 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780631231752 (cloth : alk. paper)
1405123583 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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