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Neoliberalism, Subjectivity, Citizenship

Dengue Mosquitos Are Single Mothers: Biopolitics Meets Ecological Aesthetics in Nicaraguan Community Health Work

Excelente Zona Social

More Alive Than All the Living: Sovereign Bodies and Cosmic Politics in Buddhist Siberia

Afterlives: Humanitarian Histories and Critical Subjects in Mozambique

Piracy, Circulatory Legitimacy, and Neoliberal Subjectivity in Brazil

Witchcraft, Bureaucraft, and the Social Life of (US) Aid in Haiti

Before (and After) Neoliberalism: Tacit Knowledge, Secrets of the Trade, and the Public Sector in Egypt

The Global University, Area Studies, and the World Citizen: Neoliberal Geography's Redistribution of the "World"

Blackouts and Progress: Privatization, Infrastructure, and a Developmentalist State in Jimma, Ethiopia

Lonely Drinking Fountains and Comforting Coolers: Paradoxes of Water Value and Ironies of Water Use

Water Flowing North of the Border: Export Agriculture and Water Politics in a Rural Community in Baja California

For Love or Money

Pressure: The PoliTechnics of Water Supply in Mumbai

Sincerity Versus Self-Expression: Modern Creative Agency and the Materiality of Semiotic Forms

Violence, Just in Time: War and Work in Contemporary West Africa

On Affective Labor in Post-Fordist Italy

Making Time for the Children: Self-Temporalization and the Cultivation of the Antisuicidal Subject in South India

The Cross Politics of Ecuador's Penal State

Remains: to be Seen. Third Encounter between State and "Customary" in Northern Mozambique

American Stiob: Or, What Late-Socialist Aesthetics of Parody Reveal about Contemporary Political Culture in the West

Flexible Citizenship in Dubai: Neoliberal Subjectivity in the Emerging 'City-Corporation'

The Antisocial Profile: Deception and Intimacy in Greek Psychiatry

Cosmopolitanism, Remediation, and the Ghost World of Bollywood

The Impulse of Philanthropy

Suicide, Risk, and Investment in the Heart of the African Miracle

On the Trail of Living Modified Organisms: Environmentalism Within and Against Neoliberal Order

Inscribing Subjects to Citizenship: Petitions, Literacy Activism, and the Performativity of Signature in Rural Tamil India

Comedians, Pastors, and the Miraculous Agency of Charisma in Ghana

Moscow's Echo: Technologies of the Self, Publics, and Politics on the Russian Talk Show

The Face of Money: Currency, Crisis, and Remediation in Post-Suharto Indonesia