REVIEW ESSAY A QuAntum Anthropology of ContemporAry moments of Being Seven Observations Nigel Rapport Paul Rabinow and George E. Marcus, with James D. Faubion and Tobias Rees, Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008), viii+141 pp. ISBN 9780822343707. Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary is a collection of transcribed conversations between Paul Rabinow, George Marcus, James Faubion, and Tobias Rees that took place at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in April 2004. The seven `dialogues' are accompanied by an introduction and an afterword supplied by Tobias Rees. Two central questions are addressed: What is `anthropology' today? What is an anthropology of `today'? Tobias Rees sets the scene in his introduction. It was apparently the case when he was a student at Tübingen in the 1990s that anthropology could be defined as "the science of the far-away other, of the `premodern,' the `primitive'" (2). But then how did work such as Paul Rabinow's on bioscientific laboratories in France, an exploration of "modern forms of reason" (6), fit into this schema? Rabinow (2003) himself argued in Anthropos Today: Reflections on Modern Equipment that we require "a new figuration more appropriate to the changing
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