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Refiguring childhood: Encounters with biosocial power

Kevin Ryan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526148612
eISBN:
9781526160959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148629
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Refiguring childhood stages a series of encounters with biosocial power, which is a specific zone of intensity within the more encompassing arena of biopower and biopolitics. Assembled at the ... More


Refiguring childhood

Kevin Ryan

in Refiguring childhood: Encounters with biosocial power

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526148612
eISBN:
9781526160959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148629.00016
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 9 poses the following question: might a natality-enhancing biopolitics somehow exist; a life-affirming biopolitics that doesn’t use children as raw material to prefigure contingent and ... More


Natality, Fertility, and Mimesis in Arendt's Theory of Freedom

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers an interpretation of Arendt’s concept of natality as the root of human freedom, arguing that Arendt fashioned this category from within a biopolitical understanding of the ... More


Biopolitical Cosmopolitanism: The Right to Have Rights in Arendt and Agamben

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers a biopolitical interpretation of current theories of universal human rights as they articulate Arendt’s insight according to which human rights take the form of a “right to have ... More


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