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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 252–254.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., and biopolitics. Besides the author's painful description of his futile pursuit of and experimentation with differing AIDS drugs like AZT and Digitaline, or grim reflections on his perpetually shifting T4 count, it also shares an intimate portrait of his friend Michel Foucault's death from AIDS in 1984...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and blood medicine—as sites of biopolitical contestation, I examine the process by which these Haitian refugees' blood became the site of international anxieties over legal sovereignty, biopolitics, citizenship, and reproductive rights. This article places the asylum process and the HIV antibody blood test...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Cera Y. J. Tan Abstract Taking as a starting point the challenge of containing the spread of epidemics, this article provides an oblique critique of the connections between biopolitics and contact tracing. Aligning the question of biopolitical strategies with epidemiology, the article follows...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Irving Goh As the title suggests, this article takes its motivation from Blanchot's phrase of “a right to disappear.” For Blanchot then, it was a question of a right of disappearing from biopolitics or the subjectivity of the human to a spatial regulation. That question cannot be more urgent for us...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Press 2018 Foucault power governmentality biopower truth neoliberalism In his lectures misleadingly called The Birth of Biopolitics given in 1978–79, Michel Foucault lectured principally about neoliberalism. First published in 2009, these lectures have had a huge impact. He did...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., industrial, and postindustrial), second-order modernization and biopolitical forms of governance from societies of discipline to societies of control or regulation (by codes, flows, distributed feedback, desubjugated knowledges, and capillaries of micropower); ecological feedback systems ; and new grammars...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 July 2015
... inheritance. The article proposes a critical reading of these traditions that would be sensitive to the political and biological implications of the paradoxical structures of immunity in the current climate of global biopolitics. 13 I have followed this structural relation to death in greater detail...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
.../7 global capitalism, asking pertinent questions about how we conceptualize contemporary ethical and biopolitical issues surrounding humans and other living systems. Plastics are often neglected within materialist accounts of media, which have instead focused on metals and minerals, echoing...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
... ( Gelassenheit ) beyond biotechnoeconomic nihilism. The conclusion of the article, therefore, shows how Žižek imagines that the pandemic presents humanity with an existential choice about the way we organize social life. This choice is between the biopolitical domination of Chinese authoritarianism that seeks...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... emerge as a peaceful, open, and postnational community, fortress Europe increasingly relies on a process of (re)walling, evoking the legacy of the camp and redrawing colonial boundaries. Europe’s borders serve as expressions of “necropower” and contemporary biopolitical attempts at subjugating...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 165–188.
Published: 01 July 2011
... reflection on the banalization of exception. This is followed by a parallel between the biopolitical optic of the film and today's dominant ideology, which Badiou calls “democratic materialism.” We emphasize that, despite its critical credentials, The Hurt Locker is totally silent on the most crucial aspect...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 315–328.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... First, I interrogate how contemporary Western scholars such as Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben have turned to theorizations about fascism to make sense of how agency is possible in an increasingly biopolitical regime. I show that this turn to fascism as a means to explain the institution of racism...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 253–258.
Published: 01 July 2016
... at the end of the text, calling for the assertion of “common equality, common incommensurability: a communism of nonequivalence” (41). This move seems to have been anticipated by his former student Frédéric Neyrat in Biopolitique des catastrophes ( Biopolitics of Catastrophes ), published in 2008. Neyrat...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... But a polis without an oikos is no longer properly political either. The society of transparency is thus depoliticizing. A shift accompanies our embrace of communication technologies then; the digital age supersedes the biopolitical. Current digital panoptica are “aperspectival” and decentralized (45...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 271–273.
Published: 01 July 2022
... of the text), but more importantly, it “make[s] visible the material conditions of materialism” we now encounter in the everyday (28). The bulk of Alphin's critique of neoliberal “burnout” is understood through readings of Foucault's theory of biopolitics, which she “problematises” throughout the text (16...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in the nineteenth and twentieth century examples that Canetti draws on, power is increasingly a function of biopolitics, of the power to foster or disallow life, in Foucault's terminology, rather than to kill or let live ( Foucault 1990 ). Yet Canetti's main insights are not directly contradicted by either...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 239–262.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of “security” are not new to cultural theorists. Michel Foucault named the modern emergence of this interpenetration biopolitics , which he saw as reaching a new apogee in the birth of a neoliberalism that increasingly subordinated social institutions to market imperatives in the name of freedom, democracy...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., normality, operation, the city, biopolitics, language, life, the image, utopia, leisure, and even the idea of other people are just a few of the notions subject to the agent of change that is viral culture. Perceptions of measurement and theories of conjuncture, impressions of political leaders, models...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 March 2023
... biopolitical movement that simultaneously posits a vision of life and constructs it.” Biomimicry destabilizes and decenters the human by learning from and valorizing natural processes. However, the ways in which biomimetic practices are co-opted into capitalist and military-industrial frameworks constitute...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... happily made a grotesque category mistake between ontology and democracy, assuming that they had before them an inferior text on moral “rules” instead of a post-Heideggerian meditation on the essence of “prescriptions.” However, with the advent of new media for biopolitical writing...