The Politics of Life Itself

@article{Rose2020ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Life Itself},
  author={Nikolas Rose},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  year={2020},
  volume={18},
  pages={1 - 30}
}
  • N. Rose
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Art
  • Theory, Culture & Society
This article explores contemporary biopolitics in the light of Michel Foucault's oft quoted suggestion that contemporary politics calls `life itself' into question. It suggests that recent developments in the life sciences, biomedicine and biotechnology can usefully be analysed along three dimensions. The first concerns logics of control - for contemporary biopolitics is risk politics. The second concerns the regime of truth in the life sciences - for contemporary biopolitics is molecular… 
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