biopolitics

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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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With reference to the explicitly biopolitical argumentation in Forsthoff s writings, I will show that by seizing control over infrastructure networks states gain power not only over their territories but also over the life of their populations.
It traces "jittery states," juggling the carceral, biopolitical, and vernacular (5).
This specific temporal context along with the inherent complexities of sexual minority asylum requests brought together multiple competing and complementary discourses on citizenship that, as this article will demonstrate through Emambakhsh's case, allow a glance into important moments of sovereignty that are fraught with sexual impulses and biopolitical deadliness.
They explore the development of a new ecological form of rationality in architecture through computational logic, ecological constructivism and the concept of an ecology of separation, the concept of general organology, the bifurcation of nature, the ecological materiality of technology in terms of a critique of media and technology, the conceptualization of planetary immunity in the Gaia discourse, biopolitical thought and bioart, the ecology of communion and contagion, ecology and metafiction, ecology and cybernetics, thinking of ecological beings as spectral, a theory of devastation in terms of ecology, and a theory of value as a component of ecology.
Multiple urologists were at service for biopolitical measures, either by supplying scientific legitimation or by participating in sterilization and castration operations.
This volume makes a seminal contribution to the fields of medical anthropology, global health and the history of medicine in Africa in that it sheds new light on the analysis of (mostly) postcolonial fields of science and public health; emerging forms of statehood; and the making and remaking of the biopolitical order in recent decades.
4) What is at stake in the above passage, and what 1 will argue Defoe's fictions consistently stage through the tropological cipher of abandoned life, is the historical problem posed by the state's emergent biopolitical need to measure, evaluate, and administer the new epistemological object of life itself.
Biopolitical knowledge is regulated by inharmonious power relations.
This transdisciplinary attention to the biological or 'animal' part of humans has resulted in a sustained engagement with biopolitical and environmental issues, evident in the work of authors such as Giorgio Agamben, Rosi Braidotti and Serenalla Iovino.
By engaging the "negative affects produced in such situations as moral/religious oppression, biopolitical violence, [.
With a particular focus on cybernetics, the author critically traces the trajectory of vision and reason after World War II and thus discusses the relationship between our historically trained attention and contemporary biopolitical rationality.
The commitment to a critical discussion of space is, therefore, a political question, aimed at rethinking the democratic imperative, making sense of the biopolitical strategies of governance that dissect and inscribe exclusionary and inclusionary regimes to manage people and the environment (see contributions from Landertinger, Fowler, Nieuwenhuis, and Ellison and Hawkes), or recomposing the language of higher education in line with neoliberal marketplace logic (see Katz's contribution).