Posts Tagged: biopolitics

Eugene Thacker – The Global Genome

Eugene Thacker. The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. The MIT Press, 2005. Although the main object of Thacker’s The Global Genome is biology (and body itself), the context in which he deals with the object throughout the book is

Eugene Thacker – The Global Genome

Eugene Thacker. The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. The MIT Press, 2005. Although the main object of Thacker’s The Global Genome is biology (and body itself), the context in which he deals with the object throughout the book is

Dona J. Haraway – Simians, Cyborgs, and Women

Dona J. Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge, 1991. This book might be one of the most original, thought-provoking, and influential books in the history of social studies of science and technology since the 1980s, transversing

Dona J. Haraway – Simians, Cyborgs, and Women

Dona J. Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge, 1991. This book might be one of the most original, thought-provoking, and influential books in the history of social studies of science and technology since the 1980s, transversing

João Biehl – Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

João Biehl, Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment, U of California Press, 2005. What makes a human being an ex-human? How can a life of a human being expelled from the family, related institutions, and society, as if

João Biehl – Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

João Biehl, Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment, U of California Press, 2005. What makes a human being an ex-human? How can a life of a human being expelled from the family, related institutions, and society, as if

Nikolas Rose – The Politics of Life Itself

Nikolas Rose, The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-first Century, Princeton University Press, 2006. While reading Rose’s The Politics of Life Itself, I thought that it was complementing Kaushik Sunder Rajan’s Biocapital, where I had

Nikolas Rose – The Politics of Life Itself

Nikolas Rose, The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-first Century, Princeton University Press, 2006. While reading Rose’s The Politics of Life Itself, I thought that it was complementing Kaushik Sunder Rajan’s Biocapital, where I had

Agamben – Homo Sacer

Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, Stanford UP, 1998. Agamben finds the essence of modern politics – in accordance with modernity and capitalism – at the “inclusion of zoē in the polis” or, in other words, the

Agamben – Homo Sacer

Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, Stanford UP, 1998. Agamben finds the essence of modern politics – in accordance with modernity and capitalism – at the “inclusion of zoē in the polis” or, in other words, the