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The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century
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The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century
Language:  English
Author:  Nikolas Rose
Pub. Date:  2007-01 Weight:   kg ISBN:  0691121915
Format:  Paperback Pages:  350
Subject:  Social Sciences > Politics
Series:   Size:  155x235mm
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【Introduction】

The Politics of Life Itself offers a much-needed examination of recent developments in the life sciences and biomedicine that have led to the widespread politicization of medicine, human life, and biotechnology.
Avoiding the hype of popular science and the pessimism of most social science, Nikelas Rose analyzes contemporary molecular biopolitics, examining developments in genomics, neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychopharmacology and the ways they have affected racial politics, crime control, and psychiatry. Rose analyzes the transformation of biomedicine from the practice of healing to the government of life; the new emphasis on treating disease susceptibilities rather than diseases; the shift in our understanding of the patient; the emergence of new forms of medical activism; the rise of biocapital; and the mutations in biopower. He concludes that these developments have profound consequences for who we think we are, and who we want to be.





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