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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
... cultural concatenations of orientalism and biopower. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 pandemic orientalism biosecurity biopower/biopolitics SARS In Asia as Method , Kuan-Hsing Chen outlines a paramount task for contemporary intellectuals: to deimperialize, decolonize, and “de...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 87–105.
Published: 01 December 2022
... in a population so as to optimize a state of life.” Modern biopolitics aims “to take control of life and the biological processes of man-as-species and of ensuring they are not disciplined but regulated.” 1 To Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, however, Foucault's biopower is a “power over life”—a power...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 244–247.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of nonnational community in post-1980s Taiwan (Chun-yen Wang). Finally, the fourth section, “Beyond Neoliberal Borders: From Biopolitical Spaces to an Affective Community,” shifts the discussion of biopolitics toward the environment, urbanism, media ecology, and new materialisms. Yuriko Furuhata argues...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the cruelties of biopolitics but nevertheless celebrate the fact that “life” is never bare. For them, ionizing radiation acts like the COVID cough did for many of us: not as an invitation to critique the state but as a material intrusion that forces an awareness of what Rocco Ronchi, in his response to Agamben...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 320–345.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in the service of the nation-state. Recognizing that Foucauldian biopolitics inadequately reveal contemporary mechanisms of power, this essay follows Elizabeth Povinelli's suggestion that late settler liberalism is governed by geontopower, a mode of power that operates through the regulation of the distinction...