James Ferguson (anthropologist)

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James Gordon Ferguson
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Ferguson at the University of Sussex, July 2016
Born (1959-06-16) June 16, 1959 (age 57)[1]
Nationality American
Occupation professor, scholar
Title Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences[2]
Academic background
Education Ph.D.
Alma mater Harvard University[3]
Thesis title Discourse, knowledge, and structural production in the "development" industry : an anthropological study of a rural development project in Lesotho[4]
Thesis year 1985[4]
Academic work
Discipline Anthropologist
Sub discipline Development studies
Institutions Stanford University (2003 - )
University of California, Irvine (1986-2003)[3]
Main interests Political economy, Development studies, Migration[3]

James Ferguson is an American anthropologist. He is known for his work on the politics and anthropology of international development, specifically his critical stance (development criticism). He is currently chair of the Anthropology Department at Stanford University.[2] His best-known work is his book, The Anti-Politics Machine. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • 2015, Give a Man a Fish. Duke University Press
  • 2010, The Uses of Neoliberalism. Antipode, volume 41, supplement 1, 2010.
  • 2006, Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order, Duke University Press.
  • 1999, Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt, University of California Press.
  • 1997, Editor, Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science (with Akhil Gupta), Univ. of California Press.
  • 1997, Editor, Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology (with Akhil Gupta), Duke University Press.
  • 1994, The Anti-Politics Machine: 'Development,' Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho, Cambridge University Press.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferguson, James, 1959-". Library of Congress Name Authority File. Library of Congress. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "James Ferguson". Stanford - Department of Anthropology. Stanford University. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Ferguson, James (May 2015). "Curriculum Vitae - James Ferguson" (PDF). Stanford - Department of Anthropology. Stanford University. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Ferguson, James Gordon (1985). Discourse, knowledge, and structural production in the "development" industry : an anthropological study of a rural development project in Lesotho (Ph.D.). Harvard University. OCLC 19506355. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 

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