Description - Anthropologies of Modernity by Jonathan Xavier Inda
This book brings together a range of anthropological writings that are inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and examine Foucault's contribution to current theories of modernity. This book: treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations; tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism and globalization to war, genetics, and AIDS; and, draws on work from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. Contributors include James Ferguson, Akhil Gupta, Aihwa Ong, Paul Rabinow, and Rayna Rapp.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Xavier Inda
Jonathan Xavier Inda teaches anthropology and global cultural studies in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his previous publications are the co-edited volumes Race, Identity and Citizenship (Blackwell Publishing, 1999) and The Anthropology of Globalization (Blackwell Publishing, 2002).