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The Resource Rule by numbers : governmentality in colonial India, U. Kalpagam, (electronic resource)

Rule by numbers : governmentality in colonial India, U. Kalpagam, (electronic resource)

Label
Rule by numbers : governmentality in colonial India
Title
Rule by numbers
Title remainder
governmentality in colonial India
Statement of responsibility
U. Kalpagam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines aspects of the production of statistical knowledge as part of colonial governance in India using Foucault's ideas of 'governmentality.' The modern state is distinctive for its bureaucratic organization, official procedures, and accountability that in the colonial context of governing at a distance instituted a vast system of recordation bearing semblance to and yet differing markedly from the Victorian administrative state. The colonial rule of difference that shaped liberal governmentality introduced new categories of rule that were nested in the procedures and records and could be unraveled from the archive of colonial governance. Such an exercise is attempted here for certain key epistemic categories such as space, time, measurement, classification and causality that have enabled the constitution of modern knowledge and the social scientific discourses of 'economy,' 'society,' and 'history.' The different chapters engage with how enumerative technologies of rule led to proliferating measurements and classifications as fields and objects came within the purview of modern governance rendering both statistical knowledge and also new ways of acting on objects and new discourses of governance and the nation. The postcolonial implications of colonial governmentality are examined with respect to both planning techniques for attainment of justice and the role of information in the constitution of neoliberal subjects"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalpagam, U
Dewey number
352.7/509540903
LC call number
JQ231
LC item number
.K35 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Statistics
  • State, The
  • India
  • India
  • Great Britain
Label
Rule by numbers : governmentality in colonial India, U. Kalpagam, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Introduction: The colonial state and statistical knowledge -- Sovereignty and governmentality -- The production of space -- Temporalities, routines of rule, and history -- Colonial governmentality and the "economy" -- Classification and society -- Biopower and statistical causality -- Governmentality and the public sphere -- Conclusion: Modern freedom and governmentality
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001333731
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780739189351
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014020490
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001333731
Label
Rule by numbers : governmentality in colonial India, U. Kalpagam, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Introduction: The colonial state and statistical knowledge -- Sovereignty and governmentality -- The production of space -- Temporalities, routines of rule, and history -- Colonial governmentality and the "economy" -- Classification and society -- Biopower and statistical causality -- Governmentality and the public sphere -- Conclusion: Modern freedom and governmentality
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001333731
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780739189351
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014020490
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001333731

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