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The government of life : Foucault, biopolitics, and neoliberalism

Author: Vanessa Lemm
Publisher: New York Fordham University Press 2014
Series: Forms of living
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : First editionView all editions and formats

An examination of Foucault's last thought, centered on his ideas about biopolitics, governmentality, and subjectivity. This volume aims to explain why the politics and policies of neoliberalism are  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Michel Foucault
Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa Lemm
ISBN: 9780823255962 0823255964 9780823255979 0823255972 9780823255986 0823255980
OCLC Number: 964319893
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043811596 (ZDB-38-EBR)ebr10852134
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xi, 289 Seiten)
Contents: List of Abbreviations Introduction Vanessa Lemm and Miguel Vatter Part I. The Nomos of Neoliberalism 1. The Fourth Age of Security Frederic Gros 2. The Law of the Household: Foucault, Neoliberalism and the Iranian Revolution Melinda Cooper 3. The Risks of Security: Liberalism, Biopolitics and Fear Thomas Lemke Part II. Genealogies of Biopolitics 4. A Genealogy of Biopolitics: The Notion of Life in Canguilhem and Foucault Maria Muhle 5. Power over Life, Politics of Death: Forms of Resistance to Biopower in Foucault Francesco Paolo Adorno 6. Identity, Nature, Life: Three Biopolitical Deconstructions Judith Revel Part III. Liberalism between Legality and Governmentality 7. From Reason of State to Liberalism: The Coup d'Etat as Form of Government Roberto Nigro 8. Foucault and Rawls: Government and Public Reason Paul Patton 9. Foucault and Hayek: Republican Law and Liberal Civil Society Miguel Vatter Part IV. Philosophy as Ethics and as Embodiment 10. Parrhesia Between East and West: Foucault and Dissidence Simona Forti 11. The Embodiment of Truth and the Politics of Community: Foucault and the Cynics Vanessa Lemm Notes Bibliography List of Contributors Index
Series Title: Forms of living
Responsibility: edited by Vanessa Lemm and Miguel Vatter.


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The Government of Life reminds us of how prescient Foucault was. We have so few guides in our present age of unbridled neoliberalism and biopolitics; Foucault was one of the few who saw what was Read more...

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