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Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Joao Biehl, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman


This book is an extended intellectual conversation about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. Examining the ethnography of the modern subject, this group of scholars probes the continuity and diversity of modes of personhood across a range of Western and non-Western societies. Contributors consider what happens to individual subjectivity when stable or imagined environments such as nations and communities are transformed or displaced by free trade economics, terrorism, and war; how new information and medical technologies reshape the relation one has to oneself; and which ... More

Keywords: personal lives, modern subject, personhood, Western societies, non-Western societies, individual subjectivity, nations, communities, free trade economics, terrorism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520247925
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joao Biehl, editor

Byron Good, editor

Arthur Kleinman, editor

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