Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity - Forms of Living (Hardback)
  • Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity - Forms of Living (Hardback)
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Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity - Forms of Living (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 06/11/2018
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Systems of Life offers a wide-ranging revaluation of the emergence of biopolitics in Europe from the mid- eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. In staging an encounter among literature, political economy, and the still emergent sciences of life in that historical moment, the essays collected here reopen the question of how concepts of animal, vegetable, and human life, among other biological registers, had an impact on the Enlightenment project of thinking politics and economics as a joint enterprise. The volume's contributors consider politics, economics, and the biological as distinct, semi-autonomous spheres whose various combinations required inventive, sometimes incomplete, acts of conceptual mediation, philosophical negotiation, disciplinary intervention, or aesthetic representation.

Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 9780823281725
Number of pages: 280
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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This is an unusually strong collection of interdisciplinary essays. Barney and Montag have brought together a group of mostly younger or mid-career scholars who pursue questions of economy, biopolitics, and literature in a variety of fascinating ways. There is not another collection quite like it in print. -- Robert Markley, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
In its willingness to hold multiple registers in tension, Systems of Life models how these kinds of collections can continue to expand our analyses of the relationships between disciplines, cultures, and aesthetic traditions. * Eighteenth-Century Fiction *

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