Michel Foucaultas notion of abiopowera has been a highly fertile concept in recent theory, influencing thinkers worldwide across a variety of disciplines and concerns. In The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Foucault famously employed the term to describe aa power bent on generating forces, making them grow, and ordering them, rather than one dedicated to impeding them, making them submit, or destroying them.a With this volume, Vernon W. Cisney and Nicolae Morar bring together leading contemporary scholars to explore the many theoretical possibilities that the concept of biopower has enabled while at the same time pinpointing their most important shared resonances. Situating biopower as a radical alternative to traditional conceptions of powerawhat Foucault called asovereign poweraathe contributors examine a host of matters centered on life, the body, and the subject as a living citizen. Altogether, they pay testament to the lasting relevance of biopower in some of our most important contemporary debates on issues ranging from health care rights to immigration laws, HIV prevention discourse, genomics medicine, and many other topics.losophy of life that emphasizes the productive power of the living in terms of the capacity to create norms, he also resists a complete ... Interestingly, it is this capacity for error that Foucault focuses on in his essay aLife: Experience and Science, aanbsp;...
|Author||:||Vernon W. Cisney, Nicolae Morar|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2016-01-04|