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Audit cultures : anthropological studies in accountability, ethics, and the academy

Author: Marilyn Strathern
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: European Association of Social Anthropologists (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If cultures are always in the making, this book catches one kind of culture on the make. Academics will be familiar with audit in the form of research and teaching assessments - they may not be aware how pervasive practices of 'accountability' are or of the diversity of political regimes under which they flourish. Twelve social anthropologists from across Europe and the Commonwealth chart an influential and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Strathern
ISBN: 0415233267 9780415233262 0415233275 9780415233279 9780203449721 020344972X
OCLC Number: 43615685
Description: x, 310 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : new accountabilities / Marilyn Strathern --
The social organization of the IMF's mission work : an examination of international auditing / Richard Harper --
Coercive accountability : the rise of audit culture in higher education / Cris Shore and Susan Wright --
Generic genius --
how does it all add up? / Eleanor Rimoldi --
Accountability, anthropology and the European Commission / Maryon McDonald --
The trickster's dilemma : ethics and the technologies of the anthropological self / Peter Pels --
Audited accountability and the imperative of responsibility : beyond the primacy of the political / Ananta Giri --
Self-accountability, ethics and the problem of meaning / Vassos Argyrou --
The university as panopticon : moral claims and attacks on academic freedom / Vered Amit --
Academia : same pressures, same conditions of work? / Thomas Fillitz --
Disciples, discipline and reflection : anthropological encounters and trajectories / Dimitra Gefou-Madianou --
Afterword : accountability ... and ethnography / Marilyn Strathern.
Series Title: European Association of Social Anthropologists (Series)
Responsibility: edited by Marilyn Strathern.
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With contributions from leading academics from a range of study areas such as anthropology, politics and management studies, this volume is opening up a new area of research to anthropologists and  Read more...

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