Biopower Today

  title={Biopower Today},
  author={P. Rabinow and N. Rose},
  • P. Rabinow, N. Rose
  • Published 2006
  • BioSocieties
  • In this article we undertake some conceptual clarification of the concepts of biopower and biopolitics, and argue for their utility in contemporary analysis. We consider Foucault's development of these concepts, and differentiate his view, which is close to ours, from the philosophical take-up of the terms by Giorgio Agamben and Antonio Negri. Biopower, we suggest, entails one or more truth discourses about the ‘vital’ character of living human beings; an array of authorities considered… CONTINUE READING
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