Human Rights as a Way of Life. On Bergson’s Political Philosophy

Author: Alexandre Lefebvre.
Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2013

The work of Henri Bergson, the foremost French philosopher of the early twentieth century, is not usually explored for its political dimensions. Indeed, Bergson is best known for his writings on time, evolution, and creativity. This book concentrates instead on his political philosophy—and especially on his late masterpiece, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion—from […]

State Violence and the Execution of Law: Biopolitical Caesurae of Torture, Black Sites, Drones

Author: Joseph Pugliese
Publisher: Routledge, 2013

State Violence and the Execution of Law stages a provocative analysis of how the biopolitical divide between human and animal has played a fundamental role in enabling state violence, including torture, secret imprisonment and killing-at-a-distance via drones. Analyzing the complex ways in which the United States government deploys law in order to consolidate and further […]

Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben

Author: Jessica Whyte
Publisher: SUNY Press, 2013

Challenging the prevalent account of Agamben as a pessimistic thinker, Catastrophe and Redemption proposes 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 that Western politics has been “biopolitics” […]

Aphoristic Compendium. A tribute to Juan Magariños

Author: Oscar Fernández
Publisher: Dialogarts Publicações, 2012

The philosophical biology is a study field that has a transdiciplinary tendency from which is possible to observe the emergence of new paradigms in biology, according to the worldviews of Fritjof Capra. Those paradigms have an influence on the cultural reality of humanity. From this perspective, the relationships between science & art, biopolitics & society, […]

The Biopolitics in the Physical Activity, Quality Life and the Care Self

Author: Carlos Pacheco.
Publisher: , 2012

The interest of the writing is the existing characteristics identify and to analyze descriptively in the relation activity physics – hiperconsumo as mechanism that sets to work strategies of self-control and government of self. The speech of look after yourself to you itself as technology of me, it has re-formed to the subject thinking it […]

El poder y la vida: Modulaciones epistemológicas

Author: Esther Díaz (ed.)
Publisher: Editorial Biblos, 2012

El biopoder se constituye como condición política y se fundamenta como saber científico. Especialistas en Epistemología, Metodología y Biopolítica, presentan temas cruciales de nuestro tiempo analizando los lazos que relacionan el poder con los instrumentos simbólicos que fortalecen la investigación científica. Se sugieren, aquí, distintos caminos para abordar una Metodología entramada con el control sobre […]

Archivos de Frontera. El gobierno de las emociones en Argentina y Chile del presente

Author: Ivan Pincheira Torres (Coord.)
Publisher: Escaparate, 2012

Estando estrechamente vinculadas a sus contextos culturales y sociales, las emociones expresan aspectos profundamente internalizados. Es así como, lejos de entenderlas tan sólo como una pura expresión de la intimidad del sujeto, vamos a enfatizar que nuestro interés se centrará en cómo las emociones están culturalmente modeladas. Así se advierte que las emociones no surgen […]

Un peligro que seduce

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Cuatro Ediciones, 2012

Este texto, desconocido hasta noviembre de 2011, se suma a ciertas publicaciones—como Dichos y escritos, de 1995, o losSeminarios, desde 1997 hasta hoy— que han renovado del todo la comprensión de los libros de Michel Foucault (1926-1984). En 1968, tan decisivo en el pensamiento europeo, el crítico Claude Bonnefoy grabó sus palabras para hacer un libro muy […]

Insuring War. Sovereignty, Security and Risk

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Publisher: Routledge, 2012

Insurance is a central, if until now ignored, instrument of war in the modern period. Ever since the eighteenth century, interaction between governments and insurers in Western countries has materialised in the form of war risk schemes that have contributed to the waging of war and the preservation of peace. The operation of those schemes […]

Foucault on Politics, Security and War

Author: Michael Dillon
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Foucault on Politics, Security and War interrogates Foucault’s controversial genealogy of modern biopolitics. These essays situate Foucault’s arguments, clarify the correlation of sovereign and bio-power and examine the relation of bios, nomos and race in relation to modern war.

Il governo dell’Ethos. La produzione politica dell’agire económico

Author: Ottavio Marzocca
Publisher: Mimesis Edizioni, 2011

La ragione economica permea profondamente le pratiche di governo della modernità e ne misura l’efficacia sia attraverso il grado di arricchimento – vero o presunto – che esse producono nella società, sia mediante il livello di adesione all’ethos economico che esse ottengono dagli individui. Questo libro mette a fuoco non soltanto le evoluzioni dell’esercizio del […]

Políticas de la interrupción. Ensayos sobre Giorgio Agamben

Author: Rodrigo Karmy Bolton
Publisher: Ediciones Escaparate, 2011

Intempestivamente, Nietzsche enseñaba que la pregunta filosófica más radical es aquella que ha volcado su pasión al oscuro ámbito de la vida. En este sentido, quizás sea posible decir que la escena filosófica contemporánea no sea otra cosa más que una continua experimentación que busca modos de tocar la vida, en tanto la deriva posthistórica […]

Una vita. Pensiero selvaggio e filosofia dell’ intensità

Author: Federico Luisetti
Publisher: Mimesis Edizioni, 2011

What is the legacy of Gilles Deleuze’s thought? Is it possible to separate his transcendental vitalism from the naturalist vitalism of Henri Bergson and Friedrich Nietzsche? Through a dialogue with these authors and a discussion of biopolitics, the historical Avantgardes and contemporary art, the book describes the contest between a “wild” thought of life and […]

Foucault

Author: Frédéric Gros
Publisher: Cahiers de l’Herne, 2011

Les ouvrages de Foucault ont tous été ressentis comme des provocations:  Histoire de la folie a heurté la bonne conscience des psychiatres, Les mots et les choses ont soulevé la grande polémique du structuralisme au milieu des années 1960, Surveiller et punir a scandalisé les milieux professionnels de la justice, et son Histoire de la sexualité enfin (tomes II et III) a […]

Biology and Politics: The Cutting Edge

Author: Albert Somit, Steven A. Peterson
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011

This volume examines cutting edge research in the study of biology and politics. Following an introduction from the editors it is divided into two main sections. The first part of the book explores the linkage between evolution, genetics and politics with initial chapters on abandoned baby legislation, a model of action and norms, and the […]

How to Read Foucault’s Discipline and Punish

Author: Anne Schwan, Stephen Shapiro
Publisher: Pluto Press, 2011

Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish is one of the best-selling works of critical theory and a key text on many undergraduate courses. However, it is a long, difficult text which makes Anne Schwan and Stephen Shapiro’s excellent step-by-step reading guide a welcome addition to the How to Read Theory series.Undergraduates across a wide range of […]

Biopolitics: An Advanced Introduction

Author: Thomas Lemke
Publisher: New York University Press, 2011

The biological features of human beings are now measured, observed, and understood in ways never before thought possible, defining norms, establishing standards, and determining average values of human life. While the notion of “biopolitics” has been linked to everything from rational decision-making and the democratic organization of social life to eugenics and racism, Thomas Lemke […]

Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben (Posthumanities)

Author: Timothy Campbell
Publisher: , 2011

Has biopolitics actually become thanatopolitics, a field of study obsessed with death? Is there something about the nature of biopolitical thought today that makes it impossible to deploy affirmatively? If this is true, what can life-minded thinkers put forward as the merits of biopolitical reflection? These questions drive Improper Life, Timothy C. Campbell’s dexterous inquiry-as-intervention.Campbell argues […]

Reproductive Disruptions: Gender, Technology, and Biopolitics in the New Millennium (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality)

Author: Marcia Inhorn
Publisher: , 2011

Reproductive disruptions, such as infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, and childhood disability, are among the most distressing experiences in people s lives. Based on research by leading medical anthropologists from around the world, this book examines such issues as local practices detrimental to safe pregnancy and birth; conflicting reproductive goals between women and men; miscommunications between […]

Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, Biopolitics

Author: Stephen J. Collier
Publisher: , 2011

The Soviet Union created a unique form of urban modernity, developing institutions of social provisioning for hundreds of millions of people in small and medium-sized industrial cities spread across a vast territory. After the collapse of socialism these institutions were profoundly shaken–casualties, in the eyes of many observers, of market-oriented reforms associated with neoliberalism and […]

Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World (Posthumanities)

Author: Mick Smith
Publisher: , 2011

Against Ecological Sovereignty is a passionate defense of radical ecology that speaks directly to current debates concerning the nature, and dangers, of sovereign power. Engaging the work of Bataille, Arendt, Levinas, Nancy, and Agamben, among others, Mick Smith reconnects the political critique of sovereign power with ecological considerations, arguing that ethical and political responsibilities for the […]

The Plurality of Power: An Archaeology of Industrial Capitalism

Author: Sarah E. Cowie
Publisher: , 2011

How do people experience power within capitalist societies?  Research presented here explicitly addresses the notion of pluralistic power, which encompasses both productive and oppressive forms of power and acknowledges that nuanced and multifaceted power relations can exist in combination with binary dynamics such as domination and resistance.  This volume addresses growing interests in linking past […]

Futures of Reproduction: Bioethics and Biopolitics

Author: Catherine Milss
Publisher: , 2011

Issues in reproductive ethics, such as the capacity of parents to choose children, present challenges to philosophical ideas of freedom, responsibility and harm. This book responds to these challenges by proposing a new framework for thinking about the ethics of reproduction that emphasizes the ways that social norms affect decisions about who is born. The […]

Politics of Security

Author: Michael Dillon
Publisher: Routledge Publisher, 2011

This volume provides an introduction to the biopolitics of security in the 21st century, written by one of the leading scholars in the field and member of our network.

La vie inséparée: vie et sujet au temps de la biopolitique

Author: Muriel Combes
Publisher: Éd. Dittmar, 2011

Entre 1976 et 1982, Michel Foucault multiplie les hypothèses et les remaniements, ainsi que les considérations rétrospectives concernant sa méthode. C’est au cours de cette période qu’il élabore la notion de biopouvoir, indiquant le moment où, autour du XVIIIe siècle, la vie – celle des individus et celle des populations – entre comme telle dans […]

Beyond Biopolitics: Theory, Violence, and Horror in World Politics (Interventions)

Author: Debrix, Francois and Barder, Alexander D.
Publisher: Routledge Publisher, 2011

Beyond Biopolitics exposes the conceptual limits of critical biopolitical approaches to violence, war, and terror in the post-9/11-War on Terror era.This volume shows that such popular international political theories rely upon frames of representation that leave out of focus a series of extreme forms of gruesome violence that have no concern for the preservation of […]

Biopolitics and Social Change in Italy. From Gramsci to Pasolini to Negri

Author: Andrea Righi
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillian, 2011

The study of how life can be controlled, supported, and manipulated has become the most urgent scientific and political task of our society. Each discipline approaches this biopolitical dimension with its tools and agenda; however they ignore how labor over time has materially produced crucial transformations in the manipulation of life. By placing the social […]

Governare l’ambiente. La crisi ecologica tra poteri, saperi e conflitti

Author: Ottavio Marzocca
Publisher: Mimesis Edizioni, 2010

In questo volume viene presentato un ricco ventaglio di analisi della crisi ecologica con l’intento di superare la tendenza a ridurne la percezione alla pur grave questione climatico-energetica e alla rassegnata presa d’atto delle difficoltà a risolverla. La strada scelta dagli autori è quella di restituire al problema ambientale tutta la sua densità politica, sociale ed […]

Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality

Author: Jonathan Metzl y Anna Kirkland
Publisher: New York University Press, 2010

You see someone smoking a cigarette and say,”Smoking is bad for your health,” when what you mean is, “You are a bad person because you smoke.” You encounter someone whose body size you deem excessive, and say, “Obesity is bad for your health,” when what you mean is, “You are lazy, unsightly, or weak of […]