The Matter of Disability: Materiality, Biopolitics
, Crip Affect
Argumentatively, this work builds on Foucault's notion of power and biopolitics
and Agamben's "bare life" thesis.
If the latter is biopolitics
by the work it produces on the body, managerial work is psychopolitics designed to forge a new individual defined by skills, technical and cognitive, and above all psychological.
The three articles started as papers presented at the international conference on biopolitics
and posthumanism held at National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, in October 2016.
Romancing the Sperm: Shifting Biopolitics
and the Making of Modern Families is a scholarly evaluation of how advances in science have revolutionized family formation.
Theoretically, the book is strongly engaged with Foucault's biopolitics
and various strands of science and technology studies.
Report, 9.6.1972), for example, provided physiological information about the artist in various media, and served as an allegory of biopolitics
under Juan Velasco Alvarado's left-wing dictatorship.
She persuasively argues that our understanding of the malleability of economic relations has been displaced by colonial hierarchies of civilization and the biopolitics
of the nation.
Since the mid-nineteenth century, political authorities in alliance with many others--physicians, biologists, educators, etc.--have taken on the task of the management of life through both the disciplines of the body and the biopolitics
These intellectual and political strategies were pioneered mainly, at sub-State levels--by philanthropists, medical reformers and institutions, religious organizations, welfare funds and so on.
Though there is a glossary included, terms like heteropatriarchy, neoliberal capitalism, and biopolitics
are used without much explanation beforehand.
Those drawn to this work will be rewarded with a well-researched study of the ways that food, and more generally biopolitics
, was integral to the formation of fascist states.
Giuseppina Mecchia in "Elsa Morante at the Biopolitical Turn: Becoming-Woman, Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Imperceptible," sees Morante as a forerunner of Foucault's and Agamben's theoretical discourses on biopolitics
and biopower and of Deleuze's and Guattari's concept of becoming, by professing in her The History and Aracoeali a positive view of the "bare life" and of the notion of difference.