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Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The book presents a highly original reflection on the status of an “anthropology of the contemporary”. Following on the same authors’ Demands of the Day, this new and convincing manuscript gives a ... More


Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present

Theodore Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181921
eISBN:
9780231543897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181921.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

What does it mean to call something “contemporary”? More than simply denoting what’s new, it speaks to how we come to know the present we’re living in and how we develop a shared story about it. The ... More


Introduction: contemporary criticism and the untimely

Daniel Lea

in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introduction outlines the critical aims of the study, identifying the authors covered and placing them within the context of post-millennial writing in Britain. It also centrally addresses the ... More


Introduction

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter lays out parameters of the contemporary. It takes up authorship and authorization as a position and practice after the determinations of inquiry and vindication. The chapter introduces ... More


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