Deviance or Homo sacer? Foucault, Agamben and Foetal Diagnostics

  title={Deviance or Homo sacer? Foucault, Agamben and Foetal Diagnostics},
  author={Thorvald Sirnes},
This article compares the perspectives of Foucault and Agamben on biopolitics. The dichotomy normality/deviance is central to Foucault's analyses of modern subjectivities, while the Sovereign/Homo sacer dichotomy has a similar position according to Agamben. Are modern subjectivities shaped by a disciplining power, operating through some rather stable and fixed standards and norms, or are they exposed to continuously defined states of exceptions, in which the moral and social order are declared… CONTINUE READING