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Rabinow, Paul

Works: 108 works in 619 publications in 9 languages and 18,354 library holdings
Genres: History  Archives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewer, Adapter
Classifications: B2430.F724, 194
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Most widely held works by Paul Rabinow
The Foucault reader by Michel Foucault( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Foucault's writing has shaped the teaching of half a dozen disciplines, ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology. But none of his books offers a satisfactory introduction to the entire complex body of his work. The Foucault Reader precisely serves that purpose. It contains selections from each area of Foucault's thought, a wealth of previously unpublished writings, and an interview with Foucault during which he discusses his philosophy with unprecedented candor
Michel Foucault, beyond structuralism and hermeneutics by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

80 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, which Foucault himself has judged accurate, is the first to provide a sustained, coherent analysis of Foucault's work as a whole. To demonstrate the sense in which Foucault's work is beyond structuralism and hermeneutics, the authors unfold a careful, analytical exposition of his oeuvre. They argue that during the of Foucault's work became a sustained and largely successful effort to develop a new method -- "interpretative analytics"--Capable of explaining both the logic of structuralism's claim to be an objective science and the apparent validity of the hermeneutical counterclaim that the human sciences can proceed only by understanding the deepest meaning of the subject and his tradition. -- from (August 19, 2011)
Making PCR : a story of biotechnology by Paul Rabinow( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the culture of biotechnology as it emerged at Cetus Corporation during the 1980s and focuses on its distinctive configuration of scientific, technical, social, economic, political, and legal elements, each of which had its own separate trajectory over the preceeding decades. Contains interviews with Kary Mullis, the maverick who received the Nobel Prize for "discovering" it, as well as a team of young scientists who chose to work in this high-risk industry
The essential works of Michel Foucault, 1954-1984 by Michel Foucault( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French modern : norms and forms of the social environment by Paul Rabinow( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretive social science : a reader by Paul Rabinow( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics : subjectivity and truth by Michel Foucault( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few philosophers have had as strong an influence on the twentieth century as Michel Foucault. In 1994, ten years after his death, his French publisher, Gallimard, issued Dits et ecrits, the first complete collection of all Foucault's publications outside his monographs." "It is a great pleasure for The New Press to bring the most important work from Dits et ecrits - including much never before published in the United States - to English-speaking readers in a definitive three-volume series edited by Paul Rabinow." "This first volume contains the famous course summaries Foucault submitted to the College de France each year from 1970 and 1982. Never before available in English, these writings provide a lucid and accessible overview of Foucault's work in progress during this time, including his groundbreaking analyses of penal institutions, psychiatry, "biopolitics," and the modern subject." "A second section contains interviews, along with Foucault's key writings on ethics, including some of the riskiest and most personal writing of Foucault's career. These pieces illustrate the attempt to elaborate new ways of life and modes of "care of the self" that concerned him during the last years of his life."--Jacket
Essays on the anthropology of reason by Paul Rabinow( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Portuguese and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French DNA : trouble in purgatory by Paul Rabinow( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1993, an American biotechnology company, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and France's premier genetics lab, the Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humaine (CEPH), developed plans for a collaborative effort to discover diabetes genes. The two companies had agreed that the CEPH would supply Millennium with a store of genetic material collected from a large number of French families, and Millennium would supply funding and expertise in new technologies to accelerate the identification of the genes, terms that the French government had approved. But in early 1994, just as the collaboration was to begin, the French government abruptly called a halt. The government insisted that under no circumstances could the CEPH be permitted to give the Americans that most precious of all substances - never before named in such a manner - French DNA." "French DNA is about international competition, the future of human health, ferocious financial conflict and the intersection of culture and science - the place where, finally DNA became French."--Jacket
Interpretive social science : a second look by Paul Rabinow( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new edition of the well-received Interpretive Social Science (California, 1979), in which Paul Rabinow and William M. Sullivan predicted the increasing use of an interpretive approach in the social sciences, one that would replace a model based on the natural sciences. In this volume, Rabinow and Sullivan provide a synthetic discussion of the new scholarship in this area and offer twelve essays, eight of them new, embodying the very best work on interpretive approaches to the study of human society. -- Publisher description
Symbolic domination: cultural form and historical change in Morocco by Paul Rabinow( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book concerns the descendants of a Moroccan marabout, Sidi Lahsen Lyusi, collectively known as the wlad Siyyed ("children of the saint"), who live in a small village near Sefrou, Morocco. Paul Rabinow describes how the wlad sivved have maintained their symbolic and practical dominance over the so-called commoners of the village, persons who cannot claim such descent. He suggests that despite major vicissitudes in Moroccan society over the last century and some significant challenges from the commoners, the wlad siyyed have maintained their hegemony, but at the price of alienation and self-doubt. Alienation, one of the author's theoretical concerns, is "the attempt to maintain a fixed sense of symbolism once other conditions have shifted" (p. 1). In the course of this discussion the author makes interesting, if brief, observations on the nature of social identity in Morocco and the dominant symbols through which Moroccans perceive their society. -- From (Sep. 7, 2016)
Marking time : on the anthropology of the contemporary by Paul Rabinow( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Marking Time, Paul Rabinow presents his most recent reflections on the anthropology of the contemporary. Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault, John Dewey, Niklas Luhmann, and German painter Gerhard Richter, Rabinow offers a set of conceptual tools for scholars examining cutting-edge practices in the life sciences, security, new media and art practices, and other emergent phenomena. Taking up topics that include bioethics, anger and competition among molecular biologists, the lessons of the Drosophila genome, the nature of ethnographic observation in radically new settings, and the moral landscape shared by scientists and anthropologists, Rabinow shows how anthropology remains relevant to contemporary debates. By turning abstract philosophical problems into real-world explorations and offering original insights, Marking Time is a landmark contribution to the continuing re-invention of anthropology and the human sciences. --From publisher's description
Anthropos today : reflections on modern equipment by Paul Rabinow( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and German and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Rabinow brings together years of distinguished work in this authoritative volume that seeks to reinvigorate the human sciences. Specifically, he assembles a set of conceptual tools - "modern equipment"--To assess how intellectual work is currently conducted and how it might change
A machine to make a future : biotech chronicles by Paul Rabinow( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Machine to Make a Future represents a remarkably original look at the present and possible future of biotechnology research in the wake of the mapping of the human genome. The central tenet of Celera Diagnostics - the California biotech company whose formative work during 2003 is the focus of the book - is that the emergent knowledge about the genome, with its profound implications for human health, can now be turned into a powerful diagnostic apparatus - one that will yield breakthrough diagnostic and therapeutic products (and potentially, profit)."--Jacket
The essential Foucault : selections from essential works of Foucault, 1954-1984 by Michel Foucault( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designs for an anthropology of the contemporary by Paul Rabinow( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N this compact volume, two of anthropology's most influential theorists, Paul Rabinow and George E. Marcus, engage in a series of conversations about the past, present, and future of anthropological knowledge and practice. James Faubion joins in several exchanges to facilitate and elaborate the dialogue, and Tobias Rees moderates the discussions and contributes an introduction and an afterword to the volume. Most of the conversations are focused on contemporary challenges to how anthropology understands its subject and how ethnographic research projects are designed and carried out. Rabinow and Marcus reflect on what remains distinctly anthropological about the study of contemporary events and processes, and they contemplate productive new directions for the field. The two converge in Marcus's emphasis on the need to redesign pedagogical practices for training anthropological researchers and in Rabinow's proposal of collaborative initiatives in which ethnographic research designs could be analyzed, experimented with, and transformed
The accompaniment : assembling the contemporary by Paul Rabinow( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, Paul Rabinow contends that to make sense of the contemporary anthropologists must invent new forms of inquiry. He begins with an extended rumination on what he gained from two of his formative mentors: Michel Foucault and Clifford Geertz. Reflecting on their lives as teachers and thinkers, as well as human beings, he poses questions about their critical limitations, unfulfilled hopes, and the lessons he learned from and with them. This spirit of collaboration animates The Accom
Reflections on fieldwork in Morocco by Paul Rabinow( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this landmark study, now celebrating thirty years in print, Paul Rabinow takes as his focus the fieldwork that anthropologists do. How valid is the process? To what extent do the cultural data become artifacts of the interaction between anthropologist and informants? Having first published a more standard ethnographic study about Morocco, Rabinow here describes a series of encounters with his informants in that study, from a French innkeeper clinging to the vestiges of a colonial past, to the rural descendants of a seventeenth-century saint. In a new preface Rabinow considers the thirty-yea
Designs on the contemporary anthropological tests by Paul Rabinow( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designs on the Contemporary pursues the challenge of how to design and put into practice strategies for inquiring into the intersections of philosophy and anthropology. Drawing on the conceptual repertoires of Max Weber, Michel Foucault, and John Dewey, among others, Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis reflect on and experiment with how to give form to anthropological inquiry and its aftermath, with special attention to the ethical formation and ramifications of this mode of engagement. The authors continue their prior explorations of the contemporary in past works
Modes of uncertainty : anthropological cases by Limor Samimian-Darash( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modes of Uncertainty offers groundbreaking ways of thinking about danger, risk, and uncertainty from an analytical and anthropological perspective. Our world, the contributors show, is increasingly populated by forms, practices, and events whose uncertainty cannot be reduced to risk-and thus it is vital to distinguish between the two. Drawing the lines between them, they argue that the study of uncertainty should not focus solely on the appearance of new risks and dangers-which no doubt abound-but also on how uncertainty itself should be defined, and what the implications might be for policy and government
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Alternative Names
Paul Rabinow American anthropologist

Paul Rabinow Amerikaans antropoloog

Paul Rabinow US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

بول رابينوف، 1944-

ラビノー, P

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Michel Foucault, beyond structuralism and hermeneuticsMaking PCR : a story of biotechnologyThe essential works of Michel Foucault, 1954-1984French modern : norms and forms of the social environmentEthics : subjectivity and truthEssays on the anthropology of reasonFrench DNA : trouble in purgatoryInterpretive social science : a second look