By Ed Cohen
Inspired via Michel Foucault’s writings approximately biopolitics and biopower, Cohen strains the migration of immunity from politics and legislations into the domain names of medication and technological know-how. delivering a family tree of the idea that, he illuminates a fancy of pondering smooth our bodies that percolates via ecu political, felony, philosophical, fiscal, governmental, clinical, and clinical discourses from the mid-seventeenth century during the 20th. He exhibits that through the overdue 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates sleek notions of personhood. during this full of life 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 of groups or collectives.
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