|Ong, Aihwa / Collier, Stephen J. (eds.)|
Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems
1. Edition August 2004
2004. 512 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-2358-7 - John Wiley & Sons
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.
From the contents
Part I: Introduction.
Part II: Bioscience And Biological Life.
Part III: Social Technologies And Disciplines