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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 289–300.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Florence Jany-Catrice; Ilona Delouette; Amélie Lefebvre-Chombart; Laura Nirello Abstract This article analyzes the genesis and consolidation of the “statistical argument” (Desrosières 2008) of mortality during the pandemic. Public health data are approached from the perspective of “biopower” which...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2003
... empowered by the state, or within supranational institutions and networks. See, for example, Sovereignty at the Millen- nium, special issue, Political Studies 47 (1999). My own approach builds on Michel Foucault’s critique of the notion of sovereignty and its relation to war and biopower in Il faut...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
... . London : Thames and Hudson . Prahalad C. K. 2005 . The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid: Eradicating poverty through profits . Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Wharton School Publishing . Rabinow Paul Rose Nikolas . 2006 . Biopower today . BioSocieties 1 , no. 1 : 195...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 393–415.
Published: 01 September 2021
... narratives turn in on themselves. Biopower is actively shaped and magnified through deathworkers’ experiences with sight, touch, scents, and experiences with body weight. A martyr's visage is glowing, her lips turn up, her body is buoyant, and her blood smells of roses. Agreeable scents emanate beyond...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 191–199.
Published: 01 January 2011
... understands how biopower constitutes subjects in varied ways as raced and sexual beings. Stoler’s analysis would not contradict the forms of syncretic being described by Bayart in his work on “cultural extraversion,” which involves both an espousal of foreign cultural elements and a transfer...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 581–600.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the body at the same time that it keeps the prisoner alive, fulfilling Michel Foucault’s (1999 : 241) definition of biopower as the power to “make live or let die.” Biopower, the introduction of life into power, names the techniques for achieving the subjection of bodies and the control of populations...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 199–220.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of biopower, which deals with the population as a political problem. Biopower uses statistical devices and scientific methods as well as mechanisms of surveillance to measure and intervene in a set of processes designed to maximize and extract forces from individuals and at times to repress and subjugate...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 373–405.
Published: 01 September 2004
... a space of exception in which a supposed labor contract was converted into a period of imprisonment with hard labor.71 One of the main characteristics of township life under racial dominion was its close articulations with biopower. Michel...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 January 2005
... aspect of the work of biopower, then it does not make sense to ascribe it to the cities of the global South alone. It could be seen as part of the several peculiar institutions and the various technologies of taking life so axial to our global world and should be analyzed as such. The second...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 449–485.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and interested actors listed above. He persuasively argues that the US Army Game Project exemplifies a multimedia form of biopower that “makes it easier for the Army to manage and discipline its own soldiers internally, but …also enable[s] the projection of Army discipline outwards toward a global population...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 413–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
... functions on Lampedusa through a “minimalist” biopolitics, echoing Michel Agier (2011) and Didier Fassin (2005) , Walters steers away from a larger biopolitical analysis. It is “insufficient to treat the birth of the humanitarian border as but one more instance of an ever-widening regime of biopower,” he...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 287–326.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of representing — and revealing — aggregate social phenomena. As Ian Hacking (1982 : 282) reports in “Biopower and the Avalanche of Printed Numbers,” the period between 1820 and 1840 in Europe saw the emergence of data collection by bureaucratically minded nation-states and “friendly societies” dedicated...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 213–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
... . Mass Observation Archive . www.massobs.org.uk/index.htm ( accessed May 23, 2012 ). Merchant Carolyn . 1989 [1980]. The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution . New York : HarperCollins . Mirzoeff Nicholas . 2009 . “ The Sea and the Land: Biopower...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 121–156.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... Six years later, a special issue of Cités: Philosophe, politique, histoire titled “Michel Foucault: De la guerre des races au biopouvoir” (“Michel Fou- cault: From the War of Races to Biopower”) had no essay that tackled his analy- sis of state racisms. No one thought to pose the obvious question...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 487–508.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- blages or biopower, concepts can become political actors when they stretch our visions to new domains. In Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination, I turned to Derek Walcott’s lan- guage because I found it conceptually and politically so...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2015
... specialist . Ames, IA , May 29 . Porter Natalie . 2013a . “ Bird Flu Biopower: Strategies for Multispecies Coexistence in Việt Nam .” American Ethnologist 40 , no. 2 : 132 – 48 . Porter Natalie . 2013b . Interview with virologist . Hanoi, Vietnam , January 21...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (1): 197–219.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of, and forges identities around, “politicized biology” (Biehl 2004: 122). While it might be argued that a politicized biology emerges from within the field of biopower, it seeks to objectify and contest signif- icant effects of that power. If life itself has become the prime medium for exerting authority...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 109–135.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of the forms of immaterial labor that produces “social networks, forms of community, biopower” ( Hardt 1999 : 90). Affective labor is central to the transformations of advanced capitalism that have accompanied the shift toward an informational/knowledge economy. Reality TV mobilizes our fascination...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in Crisis .” Cultural Anthropology 20 , no. 3 : 328 – 61 . Schuppli Susan . 2014 . “ Deadly Algorithms .” Radical Philosophy , no. 187 . www.radicalphilosophy.com/commentary/deadly-algorithms . Vatter Miguel . 2011 . “ Eternal Life and Biopower .” New Centennial Review 10...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 43–69.
Published: 01 January 1991
..., 27 Ian Hacking, “Biopower and the Avalanche of printed Numbers,” Humanities in So- ciety 5 (Summer/Fali 1982), pp. 281,290. 28 See Stephen M. Stigler, “Mathematical Statistics in the EarIy States,” in American Contributwns to Mathematical Statistics in the Nineteenth Century, ed. S. M. Stigler...