Anthropologists interested in political anthropology and/or economic anthropology need to think in terms of poleconomics. In some of my publications I have used the term poleconomics to indicate that political power and economic clout go hand-in-hand. That is, those with great wealth either attain high office or have greater than average influence over politicos and political processes. On the one hand, being in office can open up opportunities to achieve great wealth if one makes the…Continue
Added by Eugene L. Mendonsa on August 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Michel Foucault asks in an interview, "Couldn't everyone's life become a work of art?" even though
1) Foucault had already acknowledged that only a select subset of citizens was empowered to actually undertake an aesthetics of existence.
2) Foucault treats the bios as a non-Kantian work of art, emphasizing that because absoluteness and regularity of structure comes a priori with harmony and social ideal -- only "irregularity, dissymmetry and nonreciprocity"…
Added by Martin Walsh on November 29, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments