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Multicultural Immunisation: Liberalism and Esposito

Alexej Ulbricht

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748695393
eISBN:
9781474408707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695393.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Multiculturalism has recently been declared dead; at the same time, the value of diversity is still emphasised. How can we explain this? This book sets out to completely reassess liberal theories of ... 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


Cracking Biopower

Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein

in Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186635
eISBN:
9780300189438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186635.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents an analysis of an essay on biopower. It explains that the purpose the essay is to make the concept of biopower explicable to historians. It reviews Nikolas Rose's The Politics ... More


Multiculturalism as a Mode of Immunising the Body of Liberalism

Alexej Ulbricht

in Multicultural Immunisation: Liberalism and Esposito

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748695393
eISBN:
9781474408707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695393.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains the usage of Esposito’s concept of the immunity paradigm, and how it is operationalised to talk about multiculturalism. It begins with an account of Esposito’s theory on ... More


Introduction

Alexej Ulbricht

in Multicultural Immunisation: Liberalism and Esposito

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748695393
eISBN:
9781474408707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695393.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the topic by looking at some of the inconsistencies in contemporary discourses of multiculturalism. The starting point is that there is at one and the same time all manner of ... More


Systems of Life, or Bioeconomic Politics

Richard A. Barney and Warren Montag

in Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281725
eISBN:
9780823284870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281725.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This collection of essays takes its cue from the ascendancy of system in dicated by Adam Smith’s work in order to articulate a framework in which to grasp the complex relations among biological ... More


Judgment beyond Jurisdiction

Christopher Skeaff

in Becoming Political: Spinoza's Vital Republicanism and the Democratic Power of Judgment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226555478
eISBN:
9780226555508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555508.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter interprets Spinoza’s “freedom of philosophizing” (libertas philosophandi) as a term that poses the problem of the relationship between politics and judgment. Situating the idea of ... More


Out-sourcing refuge: distance, deferral, and immunity in the urban governance of refugees

Jonathan Darling

in Displacement: Global conversations on refuge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526123466
eISBN:
9781526155443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526123473.00019
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how the governance of refugees in British cities follows what, borrowing from Roberto Esposito’s theory of biopolitics, can be considered an ‘immunitary logic’. According to ... More


Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Christopher Breu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688913
eISBN:
9781452949178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book engages with recent theories of materiality and biopolitics to provide a radical reinterpretation of experimental fiction in the second half of the twentieth century. In contrast to ... More


Towards an experimental analytics of government

Sergei Prozorov

in Democratic Biopolitics: Popular Sovereignty and the Power of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474449342
eISBN:
9781474459839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449342.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Introduction discusses the way the question of democracy has been addressed in the canonical theories of biopolitics, presents the method of the inquiry and briefly outlines the structure of the ... More


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