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Economies of Abandonment

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Description for Economies of Abandonment Paperback. Examines how alternative social worlds and projects generate new possibilities of life in the context of ordinary and extraordinary acts of neglect and surveillance Num Pages: 256 pages, 1 table, 6 figures. BIC Classification: JHBA; JPFK; KCA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 238 x 166 x 16. Weight in Grams: 378.
In Economies of Abandonment, Elizabeth A. Povinelli explores how late liberal imaginaries of tense, eventfulness, and ethical substance make the global distribution of life and death, hope and harm, and endurance and exhaustion not merely sensible but also just. She presents new ways of conceptualizing formations of power in late liberalism-the shape that liberal governmentality has taken as it has responded to a series of legitimacy crises in the wake of anticolonial and new social movements and, more recently, the clash of civilizations after September 11. Based on longstanding ethnographic work in Australia and the United States, as ... Read more

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About Povinelli, Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth A. Povinelli is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality and The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism, both also published by Duke University Press, as well as Labor's Lot: The Power, History, and Culture ... Read more

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Economies of Abandonment is extremely thought provoking, insightful and rich in ideas. It rewards, if not demands, re-reading.
Geoff Buchanan
The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
Situated between the `eventful' tenses of settler governance and anthropological imaginaries, Povinelli continues to trace out how we might produce positive sociographies of those whom settler states encounter, scrutinize ... Read more

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