- Offers a ground-breaking approach to central debates about globalization with chapters written by leading scholars from across the social sciences.
- Examines a range of phenomena that articulate broad structural transformations: technoscience, circuits of exchange, systems of governance, and regimes of ethics or values.
- Investigates these phenomena from the perspective of the “anthropological” problems they pose.
- Covers a broad range of geographical areas: Africa, the Middle East, East and South Asia, North America, South America, and Europe.
- Grapples with a number of empirical problems of popular and academic interest — from the organ trade, to accountancy, to pharmaceutical research, to neoliberal reform.