The Beginning of a Study of Biopower: Foucault’s 1978 Lectures at the Collège de France

  title={The Beginning of a Study of Biopower: Foucault’s 1978 Lectures at the Coll{\`e}ge de France},
  author={Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson},
  journal={Foucault Studies Lectures},
While Foucault introduced the 1978 lecture course Security, Territory, Population as a study of biopower, the reception of the lectures has largely focused on other concepts, such as governmentality, security, liberalism, and counter-conduct. This paper situates the lecture course within the larger context of Foucault’s development of an analytics of power to explore in what sense Security, Territory, Population can be said to constitute a study of biopower. I argue that the 1978 course is best… 

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