The Birth of Biopolitics

Author: M. Foucault
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230594180
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Genre: History

Foucault continues on the theme of his 1978 course by focusing on the study of liberal and neo-liberal forms of government and concentrating in particular on two forms of neo-liberalism: German post-war liberalism and the liberalism of the Chicago School.

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Security turns its eye exclusively to the future

Author: Christoph Kampmann
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 9783845286730
Release Date: 2017-12-07
Genre: History

Der Band verknüpft zwei Forschungsfelder, die seit einiger Zeit große Aufmerksamkeit in den Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften finden: Sicherheit und Zukunft. Epochenübergreifend zeigt er, wie Vorstellungen von Sicherheit und Zukunft zusammenhingen und politische Dynamik entfalteten. Denn Sicherheits- und Zukunftsentwürfe betrafen immer auch Fragen der Macht. Die geschichts- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Fallstudien reichen von religiösen Endzeitdiagnosen und präventivem Zukunftsmanagement in der Frühneuzeit bis zu Bemühungen um eine gemeinsame Sicherheit im internationalen Völkerrecht, von Sicherheit vor Seuchen bis zu Diagnosen eines nuklearen Weltuntergangs im Kalten Krieg, vom Sicherheitsdilemma staatlicher Überwachungspraktiken in einem liberalen Staatswesen bis zu Diskursen über Nachhaltigkeit und internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit. Mit Beiträgen von Tobias Bruns, Larry Frohman, Steffen Henne, Christoph Kampmann, Achim Landwehr, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling, Elke Seefried, Marie-Christin Stenzel, Malte Thießen, Sascha Weber, Anna Veronika Wendland, Christian Wenzel, Andrea Wiegeshoff, Hannes Ziegler

Die Regierung der Lebenden

Author: Michel Foucault
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ISBN: 3518586084
Release Date: 2014-06-30
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Die Vorlesungen, die Michel Foucault in den Jahren 1979 und 1980 am Collège de France gehalten hat, haben in seinem Werk eine Scharnierfunktion. Nach der Untersuchung der politischen Wahrheitsregime, die im Zentrum der großen Vorlesungen zur Gouvernementalität standen, treten hier nun die ethischen Wahrheitsregime, die Selbsttechnologien, ganz in den Fokus von Foucaults Forschungen. Ein Thema, das ihn bis zu seinem Tod beschäftigt hat. Wie kommt es, so Foucaults zentrale Frage, dass in der christlich-abendländischen Kultur von den Menschen nicht mehr nur Akte des Gehorsams und der Unterwerfung, sondern auch ”Akte der Wahrheit“, des Wahrsprechens über sich selbst, über ihre Fehler, Wünsche und den Zustand ihrer Seele, verlangt werden? Zur Beantwortung dieser Frage unterzieht Foucault zunächst Sophokles' König Ödipus einer neuen Lektüre, wendet sich aber dann dem Urchristentum und dessen Praktiken der Taufe, Gewissensprüfung und Buße zu. In diesen Ritualen wird eine pastorale Ökonomie sichtbar, die um das öffentliche Geständnis kreist. Im Gegensatz zu dieser Ethik der Reinigung war die antike, heidnische Moral noch durch eine ”Kunst der Existenz“ bestimmt, wie sich in einem abschließenden Vergleich zeigt. Mit Die Regierung der Lebenden liegen nun Foucaults erste Untersuchungen zu diesen Fragen der Ethik und Ästhetik der Existenz vor, die den fulminanten Auftakt zu seinem Spätwerk bilden.

Poststructuralism and Critical Theory s Second Generation

Author: Alan D. Schrift
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317546832
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: Philosophy

"Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation" analyses the major themes and developments in a period that brought continental philosophy to the forefront of scholarship in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines and that set the agenda for philosophical thought on the continent and elsewhere from the 1960s to the present. Focusing on the years 1960-1984, the volume examines the major figures associated with poststructuralism and the second generation of critical theory, the two dominant movements that emerged in the 1960s: Althusser, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, Lyotard, Irigaray, and Habermas. Influential thinkers such as Serres, Bourdieu, and Rorty, who are not easily placed in "standard" histories of the period, are also covered. Beyond this, thematic essays engage with issues as diverse as the Nietzschean legacy, the linguistic turn in continental thinking, the phenomenological inheritance of Gadamer and Ricoeur, the influence of psychoanalysis, the emergence of feminist thought and a philosophy of sexual difference, the renewal of the critical theory tradition, and the importation of continental philosophy into literary theory.

A Critique of Political Reason

Author: Thomas Lemke
Publisher: Verso Trade
ISBN: 9781786636454
Release Date: 2019-01-15
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Tracking the development of Foucault's key concepts Lemke offers the most comprehensive and systematic account of Michel Foucault's work on power and government from 1970 until his death in 1984. He convincingly argues, using material that has only partly been translated into English, that Foucault's concern with ethics and forms of subjectivation is always already integrated into his political concerns and his analytics of power. The book also shows how the concept of government was taken up in different lines of research in France before it gave rise to "governmentality studies" in the Anglophone world. A Critique of Political Reason provides a clear and well-structured exposition that is theoretically challenging but also accessible for a wider audience. Thus, the book can beread both as an original examination of Foucault's concept of government and as a general introduction to his "genealogy of power".

Sozialtheorie

Author: Hans Joas
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518732120
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Social Science

Dieses Buch gibt einen einzigartigen Überblick über die Entwicklung der Sozialtheorie von 1945 bis heute. Nach einer ausführlichen Behandlung des Versuchs von Talcott Parsons, das Erbe der Klassiker Weber und Durkheim zu einer Synthese zusammenzuführen, werden die produktiven Widerstände gegen diesen Versuch (etwa Rational Choice und Symbolischer Interaktionismus) dargestellt. Danach geht es um die großen neuen Syntheseentwürfe seit etwa 1970 (Habermas, Luhmann, Giddens), aber auch um die kritische Fortführung der Modernisierungstheorie (Eisenstadt), Strukturalismus, Poststrukturalismus, Antistrukturalismus (Touraine), Feminismus, neue Diagnosen einer Krise der Moderne, den Neopragmatismus und die wichtigsten Aufgaben gegenwärtiger Arbeit. Das Buch behält den Duktus von Vorlesungen bei und liegt nun in einer aktualisierten Neuauflage vor. Eine vorzügliche Einführung für Studierende und fachfremde Leser.

Cultural Policy Review of Books

Author: Oliver Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317978022
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Social Science

Cultures are shaped by many institutions and agencies, including governments, corporations, education and the media. In recent years, research into these culture-shaping activities has been increasingly associated with the developing field of cultural policy studies. The Cultural Policy Review of Books offers a fascinating insight into the intellectual formation of many of the leading figures that have contributed to this field. Invited to write a short review essay on the book that had most influenced their thinking, 41 academics and researchers from around the world reveal what they consider to be essential reading. Including essays on Bourdieu, de Certeau, Foucault, Gramsci, Habermas, and Williams, as well as many lesser known writers, the collection throws new light on the intellectual underpinning of cultural policy studies. It will be of interest not only to researchers, students and teachers in this field, but to all those looking to understand the forces that shape the culture of modern societies.

Governmentality

Author: Ulrich Bröckling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136934537
Release Date: 2010-09-13
Genre: Political Science

Examining questions of statehood, biopolitics, sovereignty, neoliberal reason and the economy, Governmentality explores the advantages and limitations of adopting Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality as an analytical framework. Contributors highlight the differences as well as possible convergences with alternative theoretical frameworks. By assembling authors with a wide range of different disciplinary backgrounds, from philosophy, literature, political science, sociology to medical anthropology, the book offers a fresh perspective on studies of governmentality.

Studying the Agency of Being Governed

Author: Stina Hansson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317624486
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Political Science

This edited volume seeks to provide guidance on how we can approach questions of governing and agency—particularly those who endeavour to embark on grounded empirical research— by rendering explicit some key challenges, tensions, dilemmas, and confluences that such endeavours elicit. Indeed, the contributions in this volume reflect the growing tendency in governmentality studies to shift focus to empirically grounded studies. The volume thus explicitly aims to move from theory to practice, and to step back from the more top-down governmentality studies approach to one that examines how one can/does study how relations of power affect lives, experience and agency. This book offers insight into the intricate relations between the workings of governing and (the possibility for) people’s agency on the one hand, and about the possible effects of our attempts to engage in such studies on the other. In numerous ways, and from different starting points, the contributions to this volume provide thoughtful insights into, and creative suggestions for, how to work with the methodological challenges of studying the agency of being governed. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, global governance and research methods.

The Silent Revolution

Author: M. Bunz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137373502
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critically engaging, illustrative and with numerous examples, The Silent Revolution delivers a philosophically informed introduction to current debates on digital technology and calls for a more active role of humans towards technology.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444355079
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Social Science

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

The Immigration Crucible

Author: Philip Kretsedemas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231527323
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Law

In the debate over U. S. immigration, all sides now support policy and practice that expand the parameters of enforcement. Philip Kretsedemas examines this development from several different perspectives, exploring recent trends in U.S. immigration policy, the rise in extralegal state power over the course of the twentieth century, and discourses on race, nation, and cultural difference that have influenced politics and academia. He also analyzes the recent expansion of local immigration law and explains how forms of extralegal discretionary authority have become more prevalent in federal immigration policy, making the dispersion of local immigration laws possible. While connecting such extralegal state powers to a free flow position on immigration, Kretsedemas also observes how these same discretionary powers have been used historically to control racial minority populations, particularly African Americans under Jim Crow. This kind of discretionary authority often appeals to "states rights" arguments, recently revived by immigration control advocates. Using these and other examples, Kretsedemas explains how both sides of the immigration debate have converged on the issue of enforcement and how, despite differing interests, each faction has shaped the commonsense assumptions defining the debate.

The Politics and Policies of Relief Aid and Reconstruction

Author: Fulvio Attina
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137026736
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Genre: Political Science

Disaster policies present a new challenge to the practitioners and students of global politics; this book explains how political science enriches the contribution of the social sciences to the study of disaster relief, aid and reconstruction following the major disaster events, both natural and man-made, of recent times.