“… we are being left to burn because we do not count”: Biopolitics, Abandonment, and Resistance

@article{Selmeczi2009WA,
  title={“… we are being left to burn because we do not count”: Biopolitics, Abandonment, and Resistance},
  author={A. Selmeczi},
  journal={Global Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={519 - 538}
}
  • A. Selmeczi
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Global Society
  • Starting from the puzzle posed by the ultimate aim of modern governmental rationality to nurture the population and its tendencies to exclude large parts of the same population from the spectrum of its care, this article argues that abandonment is always already inscribed into this rationality. In contradiction to Agamben, abandonment here is not attributed to the sovereign exception but is traced back to modern processes transforming the political—as problematised by Hannah Arendt and Michel… CONTINUE READING
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