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Description - Global Assemblages by Aihwa Ong

Global Assemblages presents a unique 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631231752
ISBN-10: 0631231757
Format: Hardback
(267mm x 186mm x 35mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Aihwa Ong

Aihwa Ong is Professor of Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Stephen J. Collier is a faculty member at the Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School University.

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