By Ed Cohen
Inspired through Michel Foucault’s writings approximately biopolitics and biopower, Cohen strains the migration of immunity from politics and legislation into the domain names of drugs and technological know-how. delivering a family tree of the idea that, he illuminates a posh of wondering glossy our bodies that percolates via eu political, criminal, philosophical, fiscal, governmental, medical, and scientific discourses from the mid-seventeenth century during the 20th. He exhibits that by means of the past due 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates sleek notions of personhood. during this vigorous cultural rumination, Cohen argues that via embracing the assumption of immunity-as-defense so solely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for picking out and treating disorder, thereby devaluing or obscuring methods to therapeutic located inside groups or collectives.
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A Body Worth Defending: Immunity, Biopolitics, and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body by Ed Cohen