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biopolitics

(FOUCAULT’ s term) the form of political reason/intervention in which the power to take life is replaced by the power to foster life or disallow it – leading to a disciplining of the human BODY and 'S oul’, and a regulation of the population. See also PANOPTICAN, CONFESSIONAL TECHNOLOGIES.
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As Matteo Pasquinelli pointed out in a 2011 article on Il Manifesto, from that 1996 publication on, we have witnessed a remarkable number of conferences, seminars, and publications organized around those thinkers that have credited Italian operaismo overseas (Antonio Negri, above all) or initiated a new reading of biopolitics (particularly, Giorgio Agamben and Roberto Esposito).
Reading US President Obama's call to recognise underdeveloped life as inherently hopeful and potential, this article analyses the biopolitics of development at the moment when the separation between lives on the basis of its capacity for hope is explicitly banished.
I draw on queer theory and theories of biopolitics and necropolitics to argue that sovereignty and sex are linked through a politics of death and terror.
We shall use an analogy here: just as public health is historically traversed by a striking swing between life and death prospects, which reveals a unique coincidence of timings [and] a complete disagreement of scopes [which] may reveal the total polarity of political decisions in the contrast between life and death rather than countless evidence (4), likewise, the concept of biopolitics is traversed by uncertainty [which] prevents it from any stable connotation [and that] seems to make it not only an instrument, but also the object of a harsh philosophical and political confrontation on the configuration and destination of our time (5).
30), with the result being that new kinds of populations have emerged in contemporary biopolitics.
Barder offer a glimpse of what the search for security does not only to the securitizing agent, but also what an omniscient biopolitics of fear makes of society.
Body and Nation does feature an impressively diverse range of topics, inter-mingling essays on the geopolitics of body and nation in immigration policy, military efforts, and foreign relations with studies examining American and transnational biopolitics in popular culture, media, and sports, including Janet M.
Analyses of the synergy of press debates on bullfighting and the War on Terror, as well as media debates on King Juan Carlos's hunt in Botswana and his resignation, reveal how the concepts structuring human/animal relations condition national biopolitics.
Amidst the plethora of theoretical approaches to literature and culture in the post-postmodern era, shaped by increasingly sophisticated digital and bioscientific technological resources, a few stand out as arguably the dominant cultural developments, moving the discourse of the Humanities beyond a postmodernist ethos: posthumanism, biopolitics and digimodernism (1) are amongst the most salient.
This project practises radical biopolitics insofar as, instead of restricting, it encouraged intercourse, "an attempt at [the] biological absorption" of the Aboriginal population into the (white) national body politic (71).
Abu Hamdan unpacked taqiyya as an unexpectedly urgent sonic biopolitics, delineating it, for example, among the Druze, who struggle to maintain a voice of their own in the face of both surging Wahhabism and the Israeli-Palestinian status quo.
Biopolitics is concerned with the health, survival and destruction of human populations.