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Policy Worlds: Anthropology and the Analysis of Contemporary Power
 

Policy Worlds: Anthropology and the Analysis of Contemporary Power (Hardback)

Edited by Shore, Cris
Edited by Wright, Susan
Edited by Pero, Davide

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There are few areas of society today that remain outside the ambit of policy processes, and likewise policy-making has progressively reached into the structure of everyday life. An instrument of modern government, policy and its processes provide an analytical window into the sys...tems of governance themselves, opening up ways to study power and the construction of regimes of truth. This volume argues that policies are not simply coercive, constraining, or confined to static texts; rather, they are productive, continually contested, and able to create new social and semantic spaces and new sets of relations. Furthermore, anthropologists do not stand outside or above systems of governance but are subject to the rhetoric and rationalities of policy. As the contributors to this volume identify and analyze these policy worlds new possibilities for a reciprocal understanding of the positioning of academics within systems of knowledge and power are opened up.
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ISBN 9780857451163
Released NZ 30 Apr 2011
Publisher Berghahn Books
Format Hardback
Series EASA Series (part: 14)
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ISBN-13 9780857451163
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Berghahn Books
Imprint Berghahn Books
Released 30 Apr 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Shore, Cris
Edited by Wright, Susan
Edited by Pero, Davide
Series EASA Series (part: 14)
Category Social & Cultural Anthropology
Political Science & Theory
Central Government Policies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 340
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 306.2
Weight 640g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Political anthropology
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education

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