By Ed Cohen
Inspired through Michel Foucault’s writings approximately biopolitics and biopower, Cohen lines the migration of immunity from politics and legislation into the domain names of drugs and technological know-how. supplying a family tree of the concept that, he illuminates a fancy of considering sleek our bodies that percolates via ecu political, felony, philosophical, fiscal, governmental, medical, and scientific discourses from the mid-seventeenth century in the course of the 20th. He indicates that via the overdue 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates smooth notions of personhood. during this energetic cultural rumination, Cohen argues that via embracing the assumption of immunity-as-defense so solely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for selecting and treating disease, thereby devaluing or obscuring methods to therapeutic positioned inside of groups or collectives.
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A Body Worth Defending: Immunity, Biopolitics, and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body by Ed Cohen