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By Jonathan Xavier Inda

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Chapter 1 Colonial Governmentality (pages 21–49): David Scott
Chapter 2 Foucault within the Tropics: Displacing the Panopticon (pages 50–79): Peter Redfield
Chapter three Graduated Sovereignty in South?East Asia (pages 81–104): Aihwa Ong
Chapter four Spatializing States: towards an Ethnography of Neoliberal Governmentality (pages 105–131): James Ferguson and Akhil Gupta
Chapter five acting felony Anthropology: technological know-how, well known knowledge, and the physique (pages 133–157): David G. Horn
Chapter 6 technology and Citizenship less than Postsocialism (pages 158–177): Adriana Petryna
Chapter 7 Artificiality and Enlightenment: From Sociobiology to Biosociality (pages 179–193): Paul Rabinow
Chapter eight versatile Eugenics: applied sciences of the Self within the Age of Genetics (pages 194–212): Karen?Sue Taussig, Rayna Rapp and Deborah Heath
Chapter nine lifestyles in the course of Wartime: Guatemala, energy, Conspiracy, Milieu (pages 213–247): Diane M. Nelson
Chapter 10 applied sciences of Invisibility: Politics of existence and Social Inequality (pages 248–271): Joao Biehl

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At first, the practice of the art of government was concerned with introducing economy – ‘‘economy’’ here harks back to its original definition and signifies the wise management of individuals, goods, and wealth within the family – into political practice. That is to say, it was preoccupied with setting up at the level of the entire state ‘‘a form of surveillance and control as attentive as that of the head of a family over his household and his goods’’ (Foucault 2000: 207). However, with the expansion of capitalism and the demographic growth of the eighteenth century, the practice of the art of government experienced a recentering: the theme of the family was supplanted with that of the population.

The perspective of these studies does not amount to a formal methodology or a unifying theory of government. It is actually a perspective that draws attention to government as a heterogeneous field of thought and action – to the multiplicity of authorities, knowledges, strategies, and devices that have sought to govern conduct for specific ends. Nonetheless, it is possible to single out at least three closely related analytical themes along which their analyses are organized. A review of these themes will help better establish the aims and limits of the essays in this book.

In The History of Sexuality, he remarks that biopower designates ‘‘what brought life and its mechanisms into the realm of explicit calculations and made knowledge-power an agent of transformation of human life’’ (1980: 143). The point is that at stake in the management of populations is essentially nothing other than life itself. It is that the vital processes of human existence are what really matter when it comes to governing. This technology of biopower has assumed two basic forms. One form, which Foucault calls a biopolitics of the population or simply biopolitics, is concerned with population at ‘‘the level of its aggregate effects’’ (2000: 219).

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