Biopolitical Governance: Race, Gender and Economy - Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality (Paperback)
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Biopolitical Governance: Race, Gender and Economy - Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 17/05/2018
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For years critical theorists and Foucauldian biopolitical theorists have argued against the Aristotelian idea that life and politics inhabit two separate domains. In the context of receding social security systems and increasing economic inequality, within contemporary liberal democracies, life is necessarily political. This collection brings together contributions from both established scholars and researchers working at the forefront of biopolitical theory, gendered and sexualised governance and the politics of race and migration, to better understand the central lines along which the body of the governed is produced, controlled or excluded.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781786602701
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 218 x 151 x 21 mm


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Hannah Richter should be congratulated on gathering such a rich collection of research, analysing the biopolitical mechanisms of racialisation and gender/sexual normalisation and their specific operational logics. This is a major contribution to Foucauldian scholarship, with contemporary explorations of how both governmental and resistant power are produced at the bodily intersection of race, sex, gender, economic value and citizenship status. -- David Chandler, Professor of International Relations, University of Westminster
A theoretically sophisticated and empirically original text. Its authors argue with and beyond Foucault on both counts. Most especially useful is the way the text covers the areas that Foucault, and others, have been most criticised for neglecting. Populations and bodies are not what they used to be. Richter and her contributors take biopolitical analysis into a new age. -- Michael Dillon, Emeritus Professor of Politics, Lancaster University
By testing the limits of the notion of population, this collection of essays shows that Foucault's biopolitics continues to inspire original research. Gender, race and economy are constitutive elements of biopolitical governance, but they also produce unpredictable assemblages that a unified understanding of population does not capture. An exciting reading for both supporters and opposers of Foucault's biopolitics. -- Federico Luisetti, Professor of Italian Studies, University of St. Gallen
Richter and colleagues provide a timely engagement with the often-forgotten problem of embodied governmental production. By creatively challenging the continuous, if normalised, splitting of the two bodies of governmental power, they offer a fresh perspective from which to think about the politically productive body of the governed. Their work pushes the problem of the valuation of life two steps further. -- Luis Lobo-Guerrero, Professor of History and Theory of International Relations, University of Groningen

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