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Audit Cultures: Neoliberal governmentality, socialist legacy or technologies of governing:

Kipnis, Andrew


In this article, I analyze the social processes of performance audits in a variety of cases in China, other postsocialist nations, and a U.S. workplace with Chinese immigrant employees. Although the processes share many commonalities, the ideological evaluations of them by the people involved are often diametrically opposed to those by anthropological analysts. For example, the Chinese workers often describe the performance audits as "socialist," whereas the anthropological analysts tend to see...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: American Ethnologist
DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1425.2008.00034.x


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