The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978--1979 (Lectures at the College de France)

The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978--1979 (Lectures at the College de France) by Michel Foucault

ISBN10: 0312203411
ISBN13: 978-0312203412
Author: Michel Foucault
Title: The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978--1979 (Lectures at the College de France)
Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (March 2, 2010)
Language: English
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The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978--1979 (Lectures at the College de France) by Michel Foucault



Picador is proud to publish the sixth volume in Foucault's prestigious, groundbreaking series of lectures at the Coll├Ęge de France from 1970 to 1984

The Birth of Biopolitics continues to pursue the themes of Foucault's lectures from Security, Territory, Population. Having shown how eighteenth-century political economy marks the birth of a new governmental rationality--seeking maximum effectiveness by governing less and in accordance with the naturalness of the phenomena to be governed--Michel Foucault undertakes a detailed analysis of the forms of this liberal governmentality. In a direct and conversational tone, this book raises questions of political philosophy and social policy that are at the heart of current debates about the role and status of neo-liberalism in twentieth century politics.


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