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Struggles for power over a festival soundscape
Lorenzo Ferrarini

of recent perspectives from sound studies. I also believe that the thought of Michel Foucault is pertinent to issues of discipline and governmentality of and through sound, despite his association with vision and technologies of making visible. Specifically, I highlight three strategies or micropractices of power that the clergy are using to take control of the soundscape of the Pollino sanctuary: first, they are using demarcations of space to identify certain sounds as noise; secondly, they are encouraging a passive experience of sound to create ethical listeners

in Sonic ethnography
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Selling the Barefoot College
Stewart Allen

This chapter provides an overview of the book, its central argument and themes. A brief introduction is provided to the Barefoot College, giving an indication of its philosophy, goals and reach, and the kinds of utopian tropes and ideals that it aspires are sign-posted. This leads on to a discussion of the main theoretical concepts informing this book, namely Guy Debord’s notion of ‘spectacle’ and Michel Foucault’s ‘heterotopia’. Drawing upon these concepts, it is suggested that the modern development landscape is one embedded within ever-deeper capitalist relations, necessitating the production of the kinds of spectacle seen in other areas of life, but rooted in particular kinds of historical and heterotopic development landscapes.

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
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Corpses and mass violence: an inventory of the unthinkable
Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

ethical standpoints. To probe the intellectual framework existing today for the recognition of the object ‘body/corpse’, we invited the political scientist Yehonatan Alsheh to examine the concept of biopower, in chapter 1. This HRMV.indb 4 01/09/2014 17:28:32 Introduction  5 theory – developed by Michel Foucault – has in effect become the most commonly used tool of reference in the social and political sciences when it is necessary to address the relationships of power exerted on bodies and to study the punitive or disciplinary pro­ cedures deployed by states. In

in Human remains and mass violence
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The bodyand counter-revolutionary warfare inapartheid South Africa
Nicky Rousseau

The intention is not to suggest that resistance was responsible for the move to extra-judicial killing; rather, what is indexed here is Foucault’s notion of power as productive. Michel Foucault, ‘The subject and power’, in H. L. Dreyfus & P. Rabinow (eds), Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, 2nd edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983), pp. 208–26.  9 TRC, Report, vol. 2, pp. 14–40. 10 This refers to the way in which apartheid was carefully codified into a myriad of laws, and the manner in which the then government ‘placed a premium

in Destruction and human remains
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The tales destruction tells
Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

the violence not as an event but as a long, diachronic process, of which death and the treatment of the body are distinct but intrinsically linked steps. This long-term linkage also leads us to enquire more systematically into what the treatment of the body reveals about the killers’ consciousness of participating in a criminal enterprise. It seems important to conclude by looking at the utility of the concept of biopower for the study of mass corpses. The theory, as taken up and transformed by Michel Foucault, is often cited in studies of mass violence and genocide

in Destruction and human remains
Yehonatan Alsheh

the Future (Nashville: Abingdon, 1971); and D. Gunst, Biopolitik zwischen Macht und Recht (Mainz: Hase und Kohler, 1978).  8 M. Foucault, ‘The birth of social medicine’, in J. Faubion (ed.), Power: Essential Works of Michel Foucault (New York: New Press, 2000), vol. 3, p. 137. The systematic elaboration of the concept was done later, in his 1976 series of lectures in the College de France – M. Foucault, Society Must Be Defended (New York: Picador, 2003), pp. 239–64, as well in his History of Sexuality (New York: Vintage Books, 1980), vol. 1.  1 G. HRMV.indb 36

in Human remains and mass violence
Kathryn Cassidy

Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Foucault, M. (1997) ‘The ethics of the concern for self as a practice of freedom’, in P. Rabinow (ed.) (trans. R. Hurley), Michel Foucault: Ethics, Subjectivity and Truth, the Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954–1984, Vol. 1. London: Penguin. Green, S.F. (2009) Lines, Traces and Tidemarks: Reflections on Forms of Borderli-ness, COST 78 Migrating borders and moving times Action IS0803 Working Paper 1. ments/Green_Lines_Traces_and_Tidemarks_090414.pdf. Accessed 9 August

in Migrating borders and moving times
Archives and collecting on the frontiers of data-driven science
Antonia Walford

. Database/archive The archive has become perhaps most well-known as a ‘protean category’ (Waterton 2010: 646) in the thought of Michel Foucault and ‘If everything is information’ 107 Jacques Derrida and has been extensively explored in anthropology, history and cognate disciplines.3 As Elizabeth Povinelli summarises, the archive can be understood from a Foucauldian perspective as a hegemonic instrument of (state) power which nevertheless contains within it its own undoing in the form of the subaltern voices that it works (more or less successfully) to suppress (2011

in Ethnography for a data-saturated world
The role of pronatalism in the development of Czech childcare and reproductive health policies
Hana Hašková and Radka Dudová

ethnicities. In the context of this book (see Pine and Haukanes, Chapter 1 , this volume), we seek to shed light on the practices of bordering and boundary work within a particular care regime and a moral economy to contribute to the understanding of gendered and sexualised classifications and the ordering of space and relations through which deserving persons, practices, and ways of life are defined. Theoretical background: biopower, biopolitics, and population concerns Michel Foucault developed the concept of ‘biopower’ (Foucault

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders
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My exhausted and exhausting building
Mona Abaza

this period. The scenario progresses to include a pregnant woman who ends up delivering in the elevator, assisted by Hind Rustum, who in the latter part of the film transmutes from the role of the sexy arrogant star into a public-spirited character who holds the newborn baby while retaining her down-to-earth mettle. As the repertoire of characters expands, we encounter a married woman secretly following her lover up to a flat, and the madman who has escaped from the mental hospital but speaks wise words and several times becomes, as Michel Foucault put it, ‘the

in Cairo collages