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Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis


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 coherent elaboration of the central arguments, movements and shifts from research rooted in the experience of the present to a contemporary one understood as an ethos. The book contains two highly original case studies which illustrate the relevance and richness of this approach. In Part 1, the authors undertake an erudite discussion of philosophical grounds and concepts necessary for an anthropology ... More

Keywords: The Contemporary, Inquiry, Form-giving, Truth and conduct, Rushdie Affair, Gerhard Richter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226138336
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Rabinow, author

Anthony Stavrianakis, author

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