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Global Shadows Africa In The Neoliberal World Order, , (Submitted)
Both on the continent and off, "Africa" is spoken of in terms of crisis: as a place of failure and seemingly insurmountable problems, as a moral challenge to the international community. What, though, is really at stake in discussions about Africa, its problems, and its place in the world? And what should be the response of those scholars who have sought to understand not the "Africa" portrayed in broad strokes in journalistic accounts and policy papers but rather specific places and social realities within Africa? In "Global Shadows", the renowned anthropologist James Ferguson moves beyond the traditional anthropological focus on local communities to explore more general questions about Africa and its place in the contemporary world.Ferguson develops his argument through a series of provocative essays which open - as he shows they necessarily must - into interrogations of globalization, modernity, worldwide inequality, and social justice. He maintains that Africans in a variety of different social and geographical locations increasingly seek to make claims of membership within a global community, claims that contest the marginalization that has so far been the principal fruit of "globalization" for Africa.Ferguson contends that such claims demand new understandings of the global centred less on trans-national flows and images of unfettered connection than on the social relations that selectively constitute global society and on the rights and obligations that characterize it. Ferguson points out that anthropologists and others who have refused the category of Africa as empirically problematic have, in their devotion to particularity, allowed themselves to remain bystanders in the broader conversations about Africa. In "Global Shadows", he urges fellow scholars into the arena, encouraging them to find a way to speak beyond the academy about Africa's position within an egregiously imbalanced world order.
Hegemony and Hidden Transcript: The Discursive Arts of Neoliberal Legitimation, , American Anthropologist, Volume 107, p.356-368, (Submitted)
Global Urbanization, , Philadelphia, (2011)
Zoonotic Pathogens in the Food Chain, , Cambridge, MA, (2011)
Cultural Critique and the Global Corporation, , Tracking Globalization, Bloomington, IN, (2010)
This book examines the stories that corporations tell about themselves—and explores the powerful influence of corporations in the transformation of cultural and social life. Six case studies draw on CEO memoirs, annual reports, management manuals, advertising campaigns, and other sources to analyze the self-representations and rhetorical maneuvers that corporations use to obscure the full extent of their power. Images of corporate character and responsibility are intertwined with the changes in local economy, politics, and culture wrought by globalization and neoliberalism. The contributors to this volume describe the effects of specific corporate practices on individuals and communities and how activists and academics are responding to labor and environmental abuses.
Purnima Bose is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Cultural Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington. She is author of Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency, and India. Laura E. Lyons is Associate Professor of English at the University of Hawai'i.
Flexible Citizenship in Dubai: Neoliberal Subjectivity in the Emerging 'City-Corporation', , Cultural Anthropology, Volume 25, Issue 1, p.100-129, (2010)
The Corruption of Capitalism: A strategy to rebalance the global economy and restore sustainable growth, , (2010)
The Urgency of U.S. Financial-Sector Reform: Why Paul Volcker Is Right (http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=8274)
The Rhythmic Beat of the Revolution in Iran, , Cultural Anthropology, Volume 25, Issue 3, p.497–543, (2010)
‘What is driving university reform in the age of globalization?’, , Social Anthropology, Special Issue: Anthropologies of university reform, Volume 18, Issue 1, p.74–76, (2010)
Aging and the Indian Diaspora: Cosmopolitan Families in India and Abroad, , Tracking Globalization, Bloomington, IN, (2009)
The proliferation of old age homes and increasing numbers of elderly living alone are startling new phenomena in India. These trends are related to extensive overseas migration and the transnational dispersal of families. In this moving and insightful account, Sarah Lamb shows that older persons are innovative agents in the processes of social-cultural change. Lamb's study probes debates and cultural assumptions in both India and the United States regarding how best to age; the proper social-moral relationship among individuals, genders, families, the market, and the state; and ways of finding meaning in the human life course.
Sarah Lamb is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University. She is author of White Saris and Sweet Mangoes: Aging, Gender and Body in North India and co-editor of Everyday Life in South Asia (IUP, 2002).
Anthropology in and of the academy: globalization, assessment and our field's future, , Social Anthropology, Volume 17, Issue 3, p.261-275, (2009)
Economy of Words, , Cultural Anthropology, Volume 24, Issue 3, p.381-419, (2009)
Transnational transcendence: Essays on religion and globalization, , Berkeley and Los Angeles, (2009)
Traditional, transnational, and cosmopolitan: The Colombian Yanacona look to the past and to the future, , American Ethnologist, Volume 36, Issue 3, p.521-544, (2009)
Translocal style communities: Hip hop youth as cultural theorists of style, language, and globalization, , Pragmatics, Volume 19, Issue 1, p.103-127, (2009)
Women’s Migration Networks in Mexico and Beyond, , Albuquerque, (2009)
Women’s Migration Networks in Mexico and Beyond traces the migration history of a woman born on a rancho in Jalisco who sought work first in Mexico City and then in Mexicali. It gives an overview of her life and work, and the careers of two of her eight daughters who migrated from the border city of Mexicalli to the United States, one to Arizona and one to Nevada. Concepts such as networks, social capital, transnationalism and gender and migration are defined in one chapter and revisited throughout the book. Changes in gender relations in Mexico are explored to explain the greater incidence of women’s migration to the United States in recent times. It is shown that migration networks based in urban centers differ from migration networks based in rural communities, with women playing a greater role in cities. Principles explaining the dynamics of urban-based transnational migration networks are offered.
Youth language at the intersection: From migration to globalization, , Pragmatics, Volume 19, Issue 1, p.1-16, (2009)
Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalization, , 2008///, Issue London, London, p.194, (2008)
One of the most remarkable aspects of South Korea’s transition from impoverished post-colonial nation to fully-fledged industrialized democracy has been the growth of its independent and dynamic labour movement. Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalisation examines current trends and transformations within the Korean labour movement since the 1990s.
It has been a common assumption that the ‘third wave’ of democratisation, the end of the Cold War, and the spread of neoliberal globalisation in the latter part of the 20th century have helped to create an environment in which organised labour is better placed to overcome bureaucratic national unionism and transform itself into a potential counter-globalisation movement. However, Kevin Gray argues that despite the apparent continued phenomena of labour militancy and the rhetoric of anti-neoliberalism, the mainstream independent labour movement in Korea has become increasingly institutionalised and bureaucratised into the new capitalist democracy. This process is demonstrated by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions’ experience of participation in various forms of policy making forums. Gray suggests that as a result, the KCTU has failed to mount an effective challenge against processes of neoliberal restructuring and concomitant social polarisation.
The Anthropology of Globalization: A Reader, , 2008///, Issue Malden, MA, p. - 481, (2008)
Over the last decade globalization has captured the public and academic imagination. The term globalization describes a condition in which the rapid flow of capital, people, goods, images, and ideologies across national boundaries continuously draws more of the world into webs of interconnections -- thereby compressing our sense of time and space and making the world feel smaller. The Anthropology of Globalization provides an exciting introduction to this world of flows and interconnections. What sets this volume apart is its ethnographic focus. The Anthropology of Globalization focuses simultaneously on the large-scale processes through which various cultures are becoming increasingly interconnected and on the ways that people around the world -- from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean and North America -- mediate these processes in culturally specific ways. In other words, these articles highlight the conjunctural and situated character of globalization. Editors Inda & Rosaldo have collected some of the finest work on globalization published in English over the past decade and have provided readers with a rich introduction to the subject, additional section introductions, and recommendations for further readings.
Building a Global Bank: The Transformation of Banco Santander, , Princeton University Press, (2008)
Beyond the Glitter: Belly Dance and Neoliberal Gentrification in Istanbul, , Cultural Anthropology, Volume 21, Issue 4, p.633-680, (2008)