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New book: Capital and Time

Critics of capitalist finance tend to focus on its speculative character. Our financial markets, they lament, encourage irresponsible bets on the future that reflect no real underlying value. Why is it, then, that opportunities for speculative investment continue to proliferate in the wake of major economic crises? To make sense of this, Capital and Timeadvances an […]

New book “Power and sexual representations in ancient Greece: body, life and uses of pleasure”

Leandro Menezes, researcher of our network, has published the book “Power and sexual representations in ancient Greece: body, life and uses of pleasure” (original title: Poder e representações da sexualidade na Grécia Antiga Corpo, vida e os usos dos prazeres ), in the publisher Novas Edições Acadêmicas (Brazil). In this study assumes the objective of analyzing the power […]

Posthuman Ethics in the Anthropocene, Utrecht University Summer School

This course offers an introduction to contemporary debates around posthumaninsm and the so-called ‘posthuman turn’, as well as Rosi Braidotti’s brand of critical posthuman theory. The course will explore the extent to which a posthuman approach displaces the traditional humanistic unity of the subject, as well as the binary human/non-human distinction on which such unity […]

The Power of Fitness

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Juergen Martschukat In 1899, in one of the most influential speeches of his career, Theodore Roosevelt called on his fellow citizens to live a “strenuous life.” Roosevelt praised a life of restless movement, always active, always seeking to improve one’s strength and the strength of the nation, always trying to get ahead […]

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Who Is ‘Evil,’ and Who Is the Victim?

Published by New York Times This is the eighth in a series of dialogues with philosophers and critical theorists on the question of violence. This conversation is with Simona Forti, aprofessor of political philosophy at the University of Eastern Piedmont in Italy, and a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in New […]

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New Issue on biopolitics of journal Pléyade

New Issue of Pléyade: Biopolitics The new issue of our journal number 17, launched in June 2016 which corresponds to the January-June Semester publication. The issue on “Biopolitics” is coordinated by Vanessa Lemm, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). This volume includes ten articles and two book reviews dedicated to Contemporary Political Thought. After […]

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Braverman’s New Release “Animals, Biopolitics, Law”

Typically, the legal investigation of nonhuman life, and of animal life in particular, is conducted through the discourse of animal rights. Within this discourse, legal rights are extended to certain nonhuman animals through the same liberal framework that has afforded human rights before it. Animals, Biopolitics, Law envisions the possibility of lively legalities that move […]

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New research on Infrastructure, Software and Labour

“Logistical worlds: Infrastructure, Software, Labour” is the new research project of Brett Neilson,  Associate Professor and immediate past Director at the Centre for Cultural Research at University of Western Sydney. In the website of the study http://logisticalworlds.org/ you can find the scope, aims, concepts, and other information. About the project How to study China-led globalisation […]

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New Volume on Biopolitics of Security by Michael Dillon

Recently Michael Dillon has published a new book on Biopolitics of Security by Routledge Publisher. Taking its inspiration from Michel Foucault, this volume of essays integrates the analysis of security into the study of modern political and cultural theory. Explaining how both politics and security are differently problematised by changing accounts of time, the work […]

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New website design for biopolitica.cl

Started five years ago as a Latin American research network on biopolitics, biopolitica.cl has expanded into a transnational research network, currently based both in Australia and in Chile. The research network has redesigned its bilingual website in order to incorporate more researchers and materials dedicated to biopolitics. The network can be found at its new address […]

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New Book by Jessica Whyte on Agamben’s Political Thought

Challenging the prevalent account of Agamben as a pessimistic thinker, the book of australian researcher Jessica Whyte titeled Catastrophe and Redemptionproposes is a reading of his political thought in which the redemptive element of his work is not a curious aside but instead is fundamental to his project. Jessica Whyte considers his critical account of contemporary politics—his argument […]

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New Book on Biopolitics by Miguel Vatter

In this new book published by Fordham University Press, Vatter takes up Foucault’s hypothesis that liberal “civil society,” far from being a sphere of natural freedoms, designates the social spaces where our biological lives come under new forms of control and are invested with new forms of biopower. In order to test this hypothesis, its […]

Australian researchers join biopolitica.org

In 2014 several new Australian researchers have joined our network. They are Mathew Abbott, Justin Clemens, Nicholas Heron, Mark Kelly, Paul Patton, and Melanie White. Mathew Abbott is Lecturer in Philosophy at Federation University Australia, where he researches modern European philosophy, aesthetics, and political philosophy. His first monograph –The Figure of This World: Agamben and […]