Biopower: Foucault and Beyond by Vernon W. Cisney,Nicolae Morar

By Vernon W. Cisney,Nicolae Morar

Michel Foucault’s thought of “biopower” has been a hugely fertile notion in contemporary idea, influencing thinkers all over the world throughout various disciplines and issues. In The background of Sexuality: An Introduction, Foucault famously hired the time period to explain “a energy bent on producing forces, making them develop, and ordering them, instead of one devoted to impeding them, making them publish, or destroying them.” With this quantity, Vernon W. Cisney and Nicolae Morar compile major modern students to discover the numerous theoretical probabilities that the idea that of biopower has enabled whereas while pinpointing their most crucial shared resonances.


Situating biopower as an intensive replacement to standard conceptions of power—what Foucault referred to as “sovereign power”—the individuals study a number of concerns established on lifestyles, the physique, and the topic as a dwelling citizen. Altogether, they pay testomony to the lasting relevance of biopower in a few of our most crucial modern debates on concerns starting from well-being care rights to immigration legislation, HIV prevention discourse, genomics drugs, and plenty of different topics. 

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