Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity

Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity

Timothy Mitchell


Can one clarify the facility of world capitalism with out attributing to capital a good judgment and coherence it doesn't have? Can one account for the powers of techno-science in phrases that don't in basic terms reproduce its personal knowing of the world?

Rule of specialists examines those questions via a chain of interrelated essays enthusiastic about Egypt within the 20th century. those discover the way in which malaria, sugar cane, struggle, and nationalism interacted to supply the techno-politics of the trendy Egyptian kingdom; the kinds of debt, self-discipline, and violence that based the establishment of personal estate; the tools of size, movement, and trade that produced the radical thought of a countrywide "economy," but made its actual illustration very unlikely; the stereotypes and plagiarisms that created the scholarly photo of the Egyptian peasant; and the interplay of social logics, horticultural imperatives, powers of hope, and political forces that became courses of monetary reform in unanticipated directions.

Mitchell is a well known political theorist and essentially the most cutting edge writers at the center East. He offers a wealthy exam of the sorts of cause, strength, and services that signify modern politics. jointly, those intellectually provocative essays will problem a extensive spectrum of readers to imagine more durable, extra significantly, and extra politically approximately heritage, energy, and theory.

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