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SubjectivityEthnographic Investigations$
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Joao Biehl, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247925

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247925.001.0001

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Anthropological Observation and Self-formation

Anthropological Observation and Self-formation

(p.98) 4 Anthropological Observation and Self-formation

Paul Rabinow

University of California Press

This chapter examines the ways concepts, values, and beliefs change shape in the specificity of new assemblages, and includes the author's own anthropological inquiries of the life-sciences industry. It tries to estimate the scientific places where life forms emerge and investigates how these forms change things, actors, spatialities, or temporalities in a distinct mode of existence that makes things function differently in an altered public domain. The chapter also provides a methodology that foregrounds the individual and collective processes which continually reconstitute subjectivity.

Keywords:   specificity, new assemblages, anthropological inquiry, life-sciences industry, mode of existence, collective processes, individual processes

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