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Michel Foucault’s notion of “biopower” 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 “a power bent on generating forces, making them grow, and ordering them, rather than one dedicated to impeding them, making them submit, or destroying them.” 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. [From the publisher]

ISBN

9780226226620

Publication Date

12-2015

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

City

Chicago, IL

Keywords

sovereign power, biopower, health care rights, immigration laws, HIV prevention discourse, genomics medicine

Disciplines

Ethics and Political Philosophy | Philosophy

Department

Philosophy

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Original version is available from the publisher at: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/B/bo20133023.html

Biopower: Foucault and Beyond

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