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The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Craig Willse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

It is an easy assumption that social service programs and social scientific studies respond to homelessness after the fact, attempting to understand and prevent it. This book, however, argues that ... More


Foucault's Critical Ethics

Richard A. Lynch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271252
eISBN:
9780823271290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The central thesis of this book is that Michel Foucault’s account of power does not foreclose the possibility of ethics; on the contrary, it provides a framework within which ethics becomes possible. ... More


The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Hilary Neroni

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating ... More


Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America

Anthony Ryan Hatch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816696178
eISBN:
9781452954233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696178.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Politics of Metabolism analyses the racial ideas that underpin the metabolic syndrome as a new biomedical construction that aims to transform how contemporary medicine understands and treats ... More


Housing and Other Monsters

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The introduction argues that conceptualizations of homelessness directly shape social responses to housing needs. Rather than an accepted category, the introduction proposes that “homelessness” must ... More


The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Zarena Aslami

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It has become commonplace to claim that, as imagined communities, nations are constituted through the incitement of feelings and the operations of fantasy. But what about the state? Can we think of ... More


An Imperial Origin Story: Aloof Rule in Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm provides an origin story for late Victorian state fantasy. The novel organizes complex historical changes into a contest ... More


Biopower: Hygiene, Eugenics, Genetics, and Iran’s Double Demographic Problem

Cyrus Schayegh

in Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254473
eISBN:
9780520943544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254473.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Iranian semi-colonial version of biopower combined basic features with other colonial as well as Western models, on which it drew in the first place. Reproduction came to be seen as, not simply a ... More


Spatialising the Subject of Feminism

Geraldine Pratt

in Working Feminism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615698
eISBN:
9780748671243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615698.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter is a close reading of Foucault's and Butler's theories of sexuality and gender, drawing out the spatialities that lie latent within them to argue that a feminism informed by these ... More


Youth policy, neoliberalism and transnational governmentality: a case study of Lesotho and Malawi

Nicola Ansell, Flora Hajdu, Elsbeth Robson, Lorraine Van Blerk, and Elodie Marandet

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Over the past few decades governments worldwide have developed youth policies, encompassing diverse measures to address the problems and potentials of their younger populations. These policies have ... More


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