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 […]

Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges

Author: Thomas Lemke
Publisher: , 2010

Examining questions of statehood, biopolitics, sovereignty, neoliberal reason and the economy, Governmentality explores the advantages and limitations of adopting Michel Foucault’s concept of governmentality as an analytical framework. Contributors highlight the differences as well as possible convergences with alternative theoretical frameworks. By assembling authors with a wide range of different disciplinary backgrounds, from philosophy, literature, […]

Michel Foucault: Neoliberalismo y biopolítica

Author: Vanessa Lemm
Publisher: (editora). Editorial Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile, 2010

El volumen, que incluye textos de varios asociados de nuestra red, surge a partir de las ponencias presentadas en la conferencia internacional “Michel Foucault, biopolítica y neoliberalismo: las nuevas formas de gubernamentalidad”, que se realizó el 23 y 24 de septiembre del 2008 en la Universidad Diego Portales de Santiago. Dicha conferencia, organizada por el […]

Global Governance and Biopolitics: Regulating Human Security

Author: David Roberts
Publisher: , 2010

This book offers a powerful critique of mainstream ideas of global governance. Going beyond recent critiques of “human security” as a fundamentally incoherent concept, David Roberts offers practical political responses to the genuine problems facing the most threatened human populations worldwide. Focusing on water provision and sanitation, he takes a bottom-up approach to reduce avoidable […]

Insuring Security: Biopolitics, Security and Risk

Author: Luis Lobo-Guerrero
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, 2010

Insurance is the world “s largest economic industry, providing a form of security that more than triples global defence expenditure. However, little is know about the form of security insurance provides. This book offers a genealogical interrogation of the relationship between security and risk through its materialisation in insurance. This work seeks to argue that […]

Biometrics: Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics

Author: Joseph Pugliese
Publisher: Routledge Publisher, 2010

Biometric technologies, such as finger- or facial-scan, are being deployed across a variety of social contexts in order to facilitate and guarantee identity verification and authentication. In the post-9/11 world, biometric technologies have experienced an extraordinary period of growth as concerns about security and screening have increased. This book analyses biometric systems in terms of […]

A Foucault for the 21st Century: Governmentality, Biopolitics and Discipline in the New Millennium

Author: Sam Binkley y Jorge Capetillo, eds.
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010

How relevant is Foucault’s social thought to the world we inhabit today? This collection comprises several essays considering the contemporary relevance of the work of Michel Foucault. While Foucault is best remembered for his historical inquiries into the origins of ‘disciplinary’ society in a period extending from the 16th to the 19th centuries, it seems […]

Historia de la gubernamentalidad. Razón de estado, liberalismo y neoliberalismo en Michel Foucault

Author: Santiago Castro-Gómez
Publisher: Siglo del Hombre Editores, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana- Instituto Pensar y Universidad Santo Tomás, 2010

Las lecciones de 1978 y 1979 dictadas por Foucault en el Collège de France y publicadas luego bajo los títulos Seguridad, territorio, población y Nacimiento de la biopolítica, ocupan un lugar singular en el conjunto de la obra del filósofo. Podría decirse que estos cursos, agrupados con el nombre de Historia de la gubernamentalidad, representan una ruptura frente al trabajo que […]

Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures.

Author: Editores: Rosi Braidotti, Claire Colebrook y Patrick Hanafin.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillian, 2009

This collection shows how Deleuze’s ideas have influenced current thinking in legal philosophy. In particular, it explores the relations between law and life, addressing topics that are contested and controversial — war, the right to life, genetic science, and security.

Biopolitics and the Emergence of Modern Architecture

Author: Sven-Olov Wallenstein
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009

Biopolitics and the Emergence of Modern Architecture concerns the dissolution of the classical paradigm of architecture as imitative form in the context of the French Enlightenment, and analyzes the emergence of a new logic of architecture based on a biopolitical process of subject formation. Wallenstein draws especially on the late work of Michel Foucault for his […]

Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility

Author: Monica Casper and Lisa Moore
Publisher: NY Press, 2009

We know more about the physical body—how it begins, how it responds to illness, even how it decomposes—than ever before. Yet not all bodies are created equal, some bodies clearly count more than others, and some bodies are not recognized at all. In Missing Bodies, Monica J. Casper and Lisa Jean Moore explore the surveillance, manipulations, […]

What Is Posthumanism?

Author: Cary Wolfe
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2009

Can a new kind of humanities—posthumanities—respond to the redefinition of humanity’s place in the world by both the technological and the biological or “green” continuum in which the “human” is but one life form among many? Exploring this radical repositioning, Cary Wolfe ranges across bioethics, cognitive science, animal ethics, gender, and disability to develop a […]

Toward a Global Thin Community. Nietzsche, Foucault and the Cosmopolitan Commitment

Author: Mark Olssen
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers, 2009

Toward a Global Thin Community reexamines aspects of the liberal-communitarian debate. Although critical of both traditions, this book argues that a coherent form of communitarianism is the only plausible option for citizens today. Using the theories of Frederich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault, Olssen shows how we can overcome traditional problems with communitarianism by using an […]

Nietzsche’s Animal Philosophy. Culture, Politics, and the Animality of the Human Being

Author: Vanessa Lemm
Publisher: Fordham University Press, 2009

This book explores the significance of human animality in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and provides the first systematic treatment of the animal theme in Nietzsche’s corpus as a whole. Lemm argues that the animal is neither a random theme nor a metaphorical device in Nietzsche’s thought. Instead, it stands at the center of his […]

Lexique de biopolitique. Les pouvoirs sur la vie

Author: R. Brandimarte, P. Chiantera-Stutte, P. Di Vittorio, O. Marzocca, O. Romano, A. Russo, A. Simone (sous la direction de)
Publisher: , 2009

Esta nueva publicación de ediciones érès es un verdadero manual que permite afrontar conscientemente los desafíos del presente, el Lexique de biopolitique constituye una suerte de brújula crítica y analítica, ofreciendo puntos de referencia útiles a todos. A través de los 60 términos que desarrollan restituyéndoles toda su profundidad histórica, los autores hacen un balance de las […]

Cuerpo, Biopolítica y Control Social

Author: Marisa Miranda y Álvaro Girón Sierra.
Publisher: Editorial Siglo XXI, 2009

Este texto indaga diversas ideologías de control social en torno a las cuales se organizaron en Latinoamérica y Europa occidental, durante los siglos XIX y XX, variadas expresiones biopolíticas tendientes a normalizar al individuo y a la sociedad. En efecto, sabido es que desde las pretensas legitimaciones otorgadas por la teoría de la degeneración, el […]

The Italian Difference: Between Nihilism and Biopolitics

Author: Chiesa, Lorenzo and Toscano, Alberto
Publisher: RE Press, 2009

This volume brings together essays by different generations of Italian thinkers which address, whether in affirmative, problematizing or genealogical registers, the entanglement of philosophical speculation and political proposition within recent Italian thought. Nihilism and biopolitics, two concepts that have played a very prominent role in theoretical discussions in Italy, serve as the thematic foci around […]

A Foucault for the 21st Century: Governmentality, Biopolitics and Discipline in the New Millennium

Author: Binkley, Sam and Capetillo Jorge (Eds.)
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing., 2009

In April 2008, sociologists and related academics journeyed to Boston from across North America and Europe to attend the fifth annual Social Theory Forum, which was devoted to clarifying the central theoretical legacy of French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-84) and applying his ideas to a range of contemporary empirical phenomena. The 24 papers look at […]

Von der Biopolitik zur Psychomacht [De la Biopolítica y el psicopoder]

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: Ed. Suhrkamp., 2009

En La lógica del Cuidado Bernard Stiegler describió el cambio epocal del sistema de educación: Valores y saber ya no son transmitidos de una generación a otra, sino a través de los medios. Éstos,  no dan lugar a ciudadanos íntegros, sino a consumidores que pierden su capacidad de asumir responsabilidades. Al diagnóstico le sigue ahora su confrontación […]

A Body Worth Defending: Immunity, Biopolitics, and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body

Author: Cohen, Ed.
Publisher: Duke University Press, 2009

Biological immunity as we know it does not exist until the late nineteenth century. Nor does the premise that organisms defend themselves at the cellular or molecular levels. For nearly two thousand years “immunity,” a legal concept invented in ancient Rome, serves almost exclusively political and juridical ends. “Self-defense” also originates in a juridico-political context; […]

Bio-Politics and the Emergence of Modern Architecture

Author: Wallenstein Sven-Olov
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press., 2009

Biopolitics and the Emergence of Modern Architecture concerns the dissolution of the classical paradigm of architecture as imitative form in the context of the French Enlightenment, and analyzes the emergence of a new logic of architecture based on a biopolitical process of subject formation. Wallenstein draws especially on the late work of Michel Foucault for his […]

Gouvermentalität und Biopolitik

Author: Thomas Lemke
Publisher: , 2008

“Olvídense de Foucault” – Esta fue la provocadora llamada Jean Baudrillard en la década de 1970. Un cuarto de siglo más tarde, la preocupación de las ciencias sociales por las obras del historiador y filósofo francés es más intensa que nunca. En los últimos años, dos conceptos han llamado la atención de manera particular: gubernamentalidad […]

Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era

Author: Melinda Cooper
Publisher: University of Washington Press, 2008

Focusing on the period between the 1970s and the present, “Life as Surplus” is a pointed and important study of the relationship between politics, economics, science, and cultural values in the United States today. Melinda Cooper demonstrates that the history of biotechnology cannot be understood without taking into account the simultaneous rise of neo-liberalism as […]

Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy

Author: Roberto Esposito
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2008

Esposito begins with a long and careful discussion of Foucault’s understanding of biopolitics, finding it lacking on two points. Not unlike Lemke, Esposito also finds that in Foucault the veritable relationship between life and law still remains enigmatic. One is never sure in Foucault if biopolitics, as part of the evolution of governmentality in the […]

Tactical Biopolitics. Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Author: Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip (Eds)
Publisher: MIT Press, 2008

Popular culture in this “biological century” seems to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes around the life sciences at a time when such basic concepts as scientific truth, race and gender identity, and the human itself are destabilized in the public eye. Tactical Biopolitics suggests that the political challenges at the intersection of life, […]

Biopolitics and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’: Governing Bodies (Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare)

Author: Wright, Jan and Hardwood, Valerie
Publisher: Routledge Publisher, 2008

Biopolitics and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’ is the first edited collection of critical perspectives on the ‘obesity epidemic.’ The volume provides a comprehensive discussion of current issues in the critical analysis of health, obesity and society, and the impact of obesity discourses on different individuals, social groups and institutions. Contributors from the UK, Canada, New Zealand […]