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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]
University of Chicago Press
sovereign power, biopower, health care rights, immigration laws, HIV prevention discourse, genomics medicine
Ethics and Political Philosophy | Philosophy
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Cisney, Vernon W., and Nicolae Morar. Biopower: Foucault and Beyond. University of Chicago Press, 2015.
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