Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-politics, Modernity

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University of California Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 413 pages
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Can one explain the power of global capitalism without attributing to capital a logic and coherence it does not have? Can one account for the powers of techno-science in terms that do not merely reproduce its own understanding of the world?

Rule of Experts examines these questions through a series of interrelated essays focused on Egypt in the twentieth century. These explore the way malaria, sugar cane, war, and nationalism interacted to produce the techno-politics of the modern Egyptian state; the forms of debt, discipline, and violence that founded the institution of private property; the methods of measurement, circulation, and exchange that produced the novel idea of a national "economy," yet made its accurate representation impossible; the stereotypes and plagiarisms that created the scholarly image of the Egyptian peasant; and the interaction of social logics, horticultural imperatives, powers of desire, and political forces that turned programs of economic reform in unanticipated directions.

Mitchell is a widely known political theorist and one of the most innovative writers on the Middle East. He provides a rich examination of the forms of reason, power, and expertise that characterize contemporary politics. Together, these intellectually provocative essays will challenge a broad spectrum of readers to think harder, more critically, and more politically about history, power, and theory.
  

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It's clear the author has an amazing grasp of Egyptian history, and it's a joy to read about issues and events affecting the poor and disenfranchised that are rarely explored. At the same time, this ... Read full review

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I am not a researcher in this field, so my review is written for the curious non-specialist. Parts of this book are very esoteric (as the title suggests). A few of the more theoretical paragraphs were ... Read full review

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Contents

Can the Mosquito Speak?
18
Principles True in Every Country
52
The Character of Calculability
78
The Invention and Reinvention of the Peasant
121
Nobody Listens to a Poor Man
151
Heritage and Violence
177
The Object of Development
207
The Markets Place
242
Dreamland
270
Notes
303
Select Bibliography
379
Index
401
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Timothy Mitchell, Professor, Department of Middle East and Asian Studies, Columbia University, is the author of Colonising Egypt (California, 1991, with a new preface), and editor of Questions of Modernity (2000).

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