Andrew Kipnis, MA, PhD (North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, School of Culture, History & Language
I am currently working on two projects. The first is called "Regimes of Suzhi: Discipline, Governance and Social Reproduction in Contemporary China." In this project I examine education reform as a lens onto broad processes of governing and social and cultural change. The second project involves a comparative study of urban citizenship in different types of rapidly urbanizing areas in China. Finally, I have just completed a book on the implications for anthropological theory of issues that arise in the governing of socialist states.
Anthropology of governing; postsocialism and postsocialist societies; anthropology of education; processes of subjectification; kinship and gender; language and culture; China; East Asia; USA.
- Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche. New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
- Governing Educational Desire: Culture, Politics and Schooling in China Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011
- China and Postsocialist Anthropology: Theorizing Power and Society after Communism. Norwalk, CT: Eastbridge Books, 2008.
- 'Audit Cultures: Neoliberal governmentality, socialist legacy or technologies of governing? [PDF, 320kB]' American Ethnologist, 2008 (May).
- "Neoliberalism Reified: Suzhi Discourse and Tropes of Neoliberalism in the PRC [PDF, 172kB]" Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13:383-399, 2007.
- 'Suzhi: a Keyword Approach [PDF, 167kB]', China Quarterly, 186: 295-313, 2006.
- 'The disturbing educational discipline of peasants [PDF, 577kB]', The China Journal, 46, 1-24, 2001.
- Producing Guanxi: Sentiment, Self and Subculture in a North China Village, Duke University Press, Durham, 1997.
- '"Face": an adaptable discourse of social surfaces', Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, 3(1), 119-148, 1995.