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 technology. supplying a family tree of the concept that, he illuminates a fancy of wondering sleek our bodies that percolates via eu political, criminal, philosophical, financial, governmental, medical, and clinical discourses from the mid-seventeenth century in the course of the 20th. He indicates that through the past due 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates glossy notions of personhood. during this vigorous cultural rumination, Cohen argues that by means of embracing the assumption of immunity-as-defense so solely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for picking out and treating ailment, thereby devaluing or obscuring ways to therapeutic located inside groups or collectives.
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