The biopolitics of gender (Book, 2016) []
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The biopolitics of gender

The biopolitics of gender

Author: Jemima Repo
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Michel Foucault identified sexuality as one of the defining biopolitical technologies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As Jemima Repo argues in this book, "gender" has come to be the major sexual signifier of the mid-twentieth and early twenty-first century. In fact, in this historical excavation of the biopolitical significance of the term, she argues that it could not have emerged at any other time. Repo  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jemima Repo
ISBN: 9780190256913 0190256915
OCLC Number: 911265944
Description: x, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Gender, Genealogy, Biopolitics --
1.The Birth of Gender: Social Control, Hermaphroditism, and the New Postwar Sexual Apparatus --
2.The Sex/Gender Split, Transsexualism, and the Psychoanalytic Engineering of Capitalist Life --
3.Feminist Deployments of Gender --
4.The Demographic Problematization of Gender --
5.Gender Equality as Neoliberal Governmentality --
6.Feminism and Biopolitics: Complicities and Countermovements.
Responsibility: Jemima Repo.


This book theorizes the idea of gender itself as an apparatus of power developed to reproduce life and labor. From its invention in 1950s psychiatry to its appropriation by feminism, demography and  Read more...


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The Biopolitics of Gender is an illuminating and important study, which reconfigures many taken-for-granted assumptions about the notion of gender and its role in feminist theory as well as politics. Read more...

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