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Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Timothy C. Campbell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674640
eISBN:
9781452946696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674640.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Has biopolitics actually become thanatopolitics, a field of study obsessed with death? Is there something about the nature of biopolitical thought today that makes it impossible to deploy ... More


High Stalinism: Retreat, Simulacrum, Terror

Sergei Prozorov

in The Biopolitics of Stalinism: Ideology and Life in Soviet Socialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410526
eISBN:
9781474418744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 4 addresses the aftermath of the Great Break known as the period of High Stalinism. This period was marked by the tempering of the apocalyptic pace of the Great Break, which we analyse in ... More


Biopolitics and Philosophy

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 6 questions the applicability of the classical political lexicon (democracy, freedom, and rights) to contemporary reality, characterized by the end of Soviet communism and the advent of ... More


Power over Life, Politics of Death: Forms of Resistance to Biopower in Foucault

Francesco Paolo Adorno

in The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter by Adorno discusses the implications of the parallel formation of economics and biology in the eighteenth century that account for the continuous transference of medical metaphors to the ... More


The Moral Economy of Murder: Violence, Death, and Social Order in Nicaragua

Dennis Rodgers

in Violence at the Urban Margins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190221447
eISBN:
9780190221461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190221447.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the evolving moral and ethical underpinnings of killing and dying in a gang-affected urban neighborhood in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. It contrasts the funerals of ... More


The Novel Enfleshed: Naked Lunch and the Literature of Materiality

Christopher Breu

in Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688913
eISBN:
9781452949178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688913.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch. It discusses his articulation of three forms of materiality in the emerging era of globalization and biopolitics: the linguistic, ... More


Vital Objects: Materiality and Biopolitics in Thomas Pynchon’s V.

Christopher Breu

in Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688913
eISBN:
9781452949178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688913.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Thomas Pynchon’s novel V.. It examines how it presents the history of late capitalism by tracing the emergence of biopolitical forms of control in the first-world ... More


Divisions of the Proper: Heidegger, Technology, and the Biopolitical

Ttimothy. C. Campbell

in Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674640
eISBN:
9781452946696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674640.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Scholars have attempted to connect Martin Heidegger’s philosophy to a broader movement of contemporary thanatopolitical thought. This chapter illustrates the path of that movement by analyzing two ... More


The Dispositifs of Thanatopolitics: Improper Writing and Life

Ttimothy. C. Campbell

in Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674640
eISBN:
9781452946696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674640.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on two of the most important thanatopolitical philosophers: Giorgio Agamben and Roberto Esposito. It poses questions regarding the primary means by which Agamben and Esposito ... More


Thanatopolitical Borders

Nick Vaughan-Williams

in Europe’s Border Crisis: Biopolitical Security and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747024
eISBN:
9780191809293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747024.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines contemporary contexts where—alongside the humanitarian discourse of migrant-centredness—some ‘irregular’ migrants’ are ‘pushed back’ and/or abandoned on land and at sea. While ... More


. The State’s Unending Vigil: Owen’s and Woolf’s Unknown Warrior

David Sherman

in In a Strange Room: Modernism's Corpses and Mortal Obligation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199333882
eISBN:
9780199366026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333882.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter compares Wilfred Owen’s war poetry, Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room, and officially sponsored war art as responses to the British state’s monopoly over the war dead. It analyzes the ... More


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