Biopolitics, Fascism, Democracy: Some Reflections on Our Discourse About “Modernity”

  title={Biopolitics, Fascism, Democracy: Some Reflections on Our Discourse About “Modernity”},
  author={Edward Ross Dickinson},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={1 - 48}
  • E. Dickinson
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Art
  • Central European History
In recent years the outlines of a new master narrative of modern German history have begun to emerge in a wide range of publications. This narrative draws heavily on the theoretical and historical works of Michel Foucault and Detlev J. K. Peukert, and on the earlier work of the Frankfurt School, Max Weber, and the French theorists of postmodernism. In it, rationalization and science, and specifically the extended discursive field of “biopolitics” (the whole complex of disciplines and practices… 
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