Biopower, Normalization, and HPV: A Foucauldian Analysis of the HPV Vaccine Controversy.

@article{Engels2016BiopowerNA,
  title={Biopower, Normalization, and HPV: A Foucauldian Analysis of the HPV Vaccine Controversy.},
  author={Kimberly S Engels},
  journal={The Journal of medical humanities},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={299-312}
}
This article utilizes the Foucauldian concepts of biopower and normalization to give an analysis of the debate surrounding the controversial administration of the HPV vaccine to adolescents. My intention is not to solve the problem, rather to utilize a Foucauldian framework to bring various facets of the issue to light, specifically the way the vaccine contributes to strategies of power in reference to how young adults develop within relationships of power. To begin, the article provides an… CONTINUE READING