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Global assemblages : technology, politics, and ethics as anthropological problems

Author: Aihwa Ong; Stephen J Collier; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2005.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Global assemblages.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2005
(DLC) 2003026675
(OCoLC)53932585
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aihwa Ong; Stephen J Collier; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9780470696569 0470696567 9780470695814 0470695811 9780631231752 0631231757 9781405123587 1405123583
OCLC Number: 232611534
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 494 pages) : illustrations
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 / Gísli Pálsson 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-entrepôt : a mode of governing in the Chad basin / Janet Rotiman --
Biological citizenship / Nikolas Rose and Carlos Novas --
Robust knowledge and fragile futures / Marilyn Strathern.
Responsibility: edited by Aihwa Ong and Stephen J. Collier.
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