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Improper life : technology and biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Author: Timothy C Campbell
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
Series: Posthumanities, 18.
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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 affirmatively? If this is true, what can life-minded thinkers put forward as the merits of biopolitical reflection? These questions drive Improper Life, Timothy C. Campbell's dexterous inquiry-as-intervention. Campbell argues that  Read more...
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Campbell, Timothy C.
Improper life.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2011
(DLC) 2011017140
(OCoLC)719427967
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy C Campbell
ISBN: 9780816678433 081667843X
OCLC Number: 776592243
Description: 1 online resource (x, 189 p.)
Contents: Preface: bios between thanatos and technē? --
Divisions of the proper: Heidegger, technology, and the biopolitical --
The dispositifs of thanatopolitics: improper writing and life --
Barely breathing: Sloterdijk's immunitary biopolitics --
Practicing bios: attention and play as techn?
Series Title: Posthumanities, 18.
Responsibility: Timothy C. Campbell.

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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 affirmatively? If this is true, what can life-minded thinkers put forward as the merits of biopolitical reflection? These questions drive Improper Life, Timothy C. Campbell's dexterous inquiry-as-intervention. Campbell argues that a "crypto-thanatopolitics" can be teased out of Heidegger's critique of technology and that some of the leading scholars of biopolitics-including Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, a.

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