Biopolitical experience : Foucault, power and positive critique
Blencowe, Claire (2011) Biopolitical experience : Foucault, power and positive critique. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230303294Full text not available from this repository.
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Biopolitical Experience offers an original and comprehensive interpretation of Michel Foucault's analysis of biopolitics – situating biopolitics in the context of embodied histories of subjectivity, affective investments and structures of experience. Going beyond lamentation at the horrors of biopolitical domination, the book develops a positive-critique of biopolitical experience: offering explanations as to the enormous appeal of biopolitical discourse; and cultivating an affirmative, ethical and productive response to the technologies of biopolitical racism and securitization. Such a response is not about life escaping power or a retreat from life, but rather involves critical work on the conditions of production of population life (becoming collective). In addition to a detailed account of Foucault's writings on biopolitics, biology and experience the book offers a critique of some key contemporary interpretations of Foucault and develops the positive-critique of biopolitical experience by exploring the place of biopolitics, racism and contingency in feminist politics.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Foucault, Michel, -- 1926-1984 -- Criticism and interpretation, Biopolitics|
|Place of Publication:||Basingstoke|
|Official Date:||15 December 2011|
|Number of Pages:||256|
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