Risky Subjects: Insurance, Sexuality, and Capital

Geeta Patel
The essay investigates the production of "risky subjects" constituted through "life-finance" in South Asia. Focusing primarily on insurance as a technology of risk, the essay interrogates the ways in which risk has infiltrated daily life and capital been made quotidian through pedagogies, through commonalities, families and communities produced by risk pooling, through new notions of labor, through wellness programs, through shifts in ideas of governance, through new practices of farming. Turning to sexualized subjects such...
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