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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (3): 747–756.
Published: 01 July 2011
... in which notions of right appear highly contingent, but aligned specifically to life-centric notions of progress, the biopolitical contours of liberal war show a remarkable capacity for adaptation, change, and innovation. Although liberal war therefore conditions the very possibility for liberal rule...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (2): 381–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
... biopolitical power can coexist and coevolve. Fourth, it suggests the concept of ordoliberal authoritarian governance to examine the case of China since Deng’s opening to the world market in 1978. These governing techniques and strategies can strengthen national growth but also generate unevenness and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (3): 477–496.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the life sciences thus provided the philosopher of biopower with a model for conceptualizing how power takes hold of life even at the “subindividual” level. The double helix gave Foucault not only a model for the imbrication of pleasure with power but also a biopolitical intuition about the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 367–398.
Published: 01 April 2016
... preceding sections. Foucault, Biopolitics, and the Modern Concept of Population Population is a central term in the account of biopolitics that Foucault devel- oped in lectures given in the mid- to late 1970s (Foucault 2003, 2007, 2008). Foucault explained biopolitical power by distinguishing it from...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2004) 103 (2-3): 501–521.
Published: 01 July 2004
... Politics to Biopolitics andBack 507 ing it against the threat of transcendent powers that parasitize on it, end up in a world in which, on behalf of its very official goal—long pleasurable life—all effective pleasures are prohibited or strictly controlled (smoking, drugs, food, etc Spielberg’s Saving...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 89–105.
Published: 01 January 2008
... biopolitics, it becomes clear that resistance cannot be limited to the contestation of the law or of power structures; in fact, one of the most pressing political ques- tions raised by Homo Sacer is...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (3): 780–792.
Published: 01 July 2011
... limit, it follows that there is more than one modern idiom of political eschatology. The modern regime of power that now inter- ests me most is that of biopower. Biopolitics also emerged as a response to the problematic of rule posed in and by the properties of finitudinal time and the demand...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 247–265.
Published: 01 April 2016
... development of practices of governmentality. It is only in the eighteenth century, with demographic expansions linked to increases in farming productivity, that governmentality actualized as a new relation of power: populations became statistical objects. Hence it is possible to define biopolitics as...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 227–230.
Published: 01 April 2016
... this reason, among others, the “after” of this volume’s title can be heard to reso- nate with the sur of survival and the history of thinking about living as living on among those who have and have not reflected on biopolitics by name. Foucault’s description of a bio-power of populations—in...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 313–330.
Published: 01 April 2016
.... I propose that human dignity in the French context be considered less as a value intrinsic to a person than as a project of biopolitical rule. © 2016 Duke University Press 2016 dignity France human national belonging References Agacinski Sylviane . 2013 . Corps en miettes...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 231–246.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Alastair Hunt Scholars of biopolitics widely assume that the life addressed by power = human life, with a reassuring unconsciousness of having left anything at all out of the equation. Recent research contends that animals are at least as much as human beings subject to varied techniques for...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (2): 325–342.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the conjuncture of two contingent events: the failure of the over four-decade search for a “left governmentality” and the renewal of “liturgical power.” The latter arises from a displacement of public opinion in liberal democracy by the fluctuations of public mood as registered on social media, with a...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (2): 359–379.
Published: 01 April 2012
... power or circulation, the biopolitical claim locates the most important shift within production itself and highlights the repro­ ducibility (in addition to the speed of circulation) of the goods that are emerging as predominant. One significant consequence of the claim that we are...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (3): 770–779.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of liberalism, the tradition of thought and governance to which these mechanisms of power owe their origin? How can vulnerability be conceived as the foundation for a counter- liberal theory of subjectivity, when it is the first presupposition of liberal biopolitics and its biologized subject...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (2): 265–285.
Published: 01 April 2008
... and its relationship to political rationality. The central argument presented here is that viral sex functions as a powerful new claim to sexual freedom, one that provides a biopolitical alternative to the liberal politics of identity and to the dominant “culture of life” in the United States...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (1): 99–114.
Published: 01 January 2013
...: 72). The prospects of living as a humiliated and desper- ate subject represents a life-denying force (an affront to life), whereby sac- rificing one’s existence as part of a biopolitical project larger than one’s self possesses a powerful and seductive allure. It is this allure that attracts so...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (3): 497–528.
Published: 01 July 2012
... power, even if it is biopolitical power, but as the action of subjects upon others and upon themselves. He searched amongst the ancients for the answer to this question: how do subjects become active, how are the government of the self and others open to subjectifications that are independent of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 19–35.
Published: 01 January 2011
... social struggles.12 What we need to articulate, in order to live up to Foucault’s aspirations, is theory as a form of biopolitical militancy that has the power to struggle against the life we are given and to make a new life, against this world and for another. Beyond critique’s ability to limit...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 121–143.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., politics, and life inevitably recalls Fou- cault’s influential discussion of a politics of life (or biopolitics) in which the disciplinary power of the modern state is enforced by producing docile bodies...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (3): 553–579.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Shatema Threadcraft Achille Mbembe coined the term necropolitics as a corrective to Michel Foucault's concept of biopolitics to account for “those figures of sovereignty whose central project is … the material destruction of human bodies and populations” most evident on the plantation and in the...