Vernon W. Cisney,Nicolae Morar's Biopower: Foucault and Beyond PDF

By Vernon W. Cisney,Nicolae Morar

Michel Foucault’s inspiration of “biopower” has been a hugely fertile proposal in fresh concept, influencing thinkers world wide throughout quite a few disciplines and issues. In The historical past of Sexuality: An Introduction, Foucault famously hired the time period to explain “a strength bent on producing forces, making them develop, and ordering them, instead of one devoted to impeding them, making them put up, or destroying them.” With this quantity, Vernon W. Cisney and Nicolae Morar compile best modern students to discover the numerous theoretical probabilities that the concept that of biopower has enabled whereas even as pinpointing their most vital shared resonances.


Situating biopower as an intensive replacement to conventional conceptions of power—what Foucault referred to as “sovereign power”—the participants learn a number of concerns founded on existence, the physique, and the topic as a residing citizen. Altogether, they pay testomony to the lasting relevance of biopower in a few of our most crucial modern debates on matters starting from future health care rights to immigration legislation, HIV prevention discourse, genomics medication, and lots of different topics. 

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