The Viral Politics of Covid-19

Author: Vanessa Lemm, Miguel Vatter
Publisher: , 2023

Examines how the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the emergence of a new politics of the home and nature Offers cutting-edge contributions from an international team of established and emerging and established scholars Brings a unique approach intersecting the fields of sociology, geography, biopolitics, animal studies and posthumanities

Violence, Entitlement, and Politics: A Theology on Transforming the Subject

Author: Steven Ogden
Publisher: Routledge, 2023

This is an exercise in political theology, exploring gender-based violence by focusing on entitlement. Entitlement is a widely used term, which is generally undertheorized. So, Ogden uses Foucault’s concept of the dispositif as a way of reading the complexities of familial and military violence. Entitlement then is interpreted as a predominantly masculine gender pattern, predisposing […]

Blue Legalities

Author: Irus Braverman
Publisher: , 2023

The ocean and its inhabitants sketch and stretch our understandings of law in unexpected ways. Inspired by the blue turn in the social sciences and humanities, Blue Legalities explores how regulatory frameworks and governmental infrastructures are made, reworked, and contested in the oceans. Its interdisciplinary contributors analyze topics that range from militarization and Maori cosmologies to island […]

Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human: Forensic Ecologies of Violence

Author: Joseph Pugliese
Publisher: , 2023

In Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human Joseph Pugliese examines the concept of the biopolitical through a nonanthropocentric lens, arguing that more-than-human entities—from soil and orchards to animals and water—are actors and agents in their own right with legitimate claims to justice. Examining occupied Palestine, Guantánamo, and sites of US drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen, Pugliese […]


Author: Damien Cahill, Martijn Konings
Publisher: Polity Books, 2017

For over three decades neoliberalism has been the dominant economic ideology. While it may have emerged relatively unscathed from the global financial crisis of 2007-08, neoliberalism is now – more than ever – under scrutiny from critics who argue that it has failed to live up to its promises, creating instead an increasingly unequal and insecure world. This book offers a nuanced and probing analysis […]

Family Values : Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism

Author: Melinda Cooper
Publisher: MIT Press, 2017

Why was the discourse of family values so pivotal to the conservative and free-market revolution of the 1980s and why has it continued to exert such a profound influence on American political life? Why have free-market neoliberals so often made common cause with social conservatives on the question of family, despite their differences on all […]

Foucault and the Modern International, Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics

Author: Frédéric Gros
Publisher: Palgrave, 2017

This book addresses the possibilities of analyzing the modern international through the thought of Michel Foucault. The broad range of authors brought together in this volume question four of the most self-evident characteristics of our contemporary world-‘international’, ‘neoliberal’, ‘biopolitical’ and ‘global’- and thus fill significant gaps in both international and Foucault studies. The chapters discuss what […]

Rebelión de la granja: Biopolítica, zootecnia y dominación

Author: Iván Darío Ávila Gaitán
Publisher: Desde abajo ediciones, 2017

The approach that readers will find here below offers the possibility of thinking about the uncertainties that haunt and threaten the certainties about human condition, especially when those are compelled to involve on debates around life and the particularities of human being as an animal. This question was complicated from 19th century, for the generalized acceptation […]

La cuestión animal(ista)

Author: Iván Dario Ávila Gaitán
Publisher: Desde abajo editores, 2017

We become imperceptible to be present, we disappear for shining collectively with an unusual splendor and reappear accompanied by animals, machines, plants, and stones. Being thus, how to understand the specifically articulation of the texts that composes The animal(ist) issue? Certainly not from a sovereign place that as of its infinite wisdom organizes what is under its control. On the […]

Poder e representações da sexualidade na Grécia Antiga Corpo, vida e os usos dos prazeres

Author: Leandro Menezes
Publisher: Novas Edições Acadêmicas , 2017

This study assumes the objective of analyzing the power relations and representations of sexuality in Ancient Greece, using the primary documents and the theoretical propositions of scholars such as Michel Foucault, Friedrich Nietzsche and Pierre Vernant. The research focuses on the various notions about love and relationships with sex built by Greek thought of the […]

Insuring Life.Value, Security and Risk

Author: Luis Lobo-Guerrero
Publisher: Routledge, 2016

This book is a contribution to the scholarly engagement with the wider problem of governing through risk and the politics of uncertainty. It takes life insurance as an empirical site from which to ask: what is the kind of governance created through insurance an instance of, and how does it contribute to the transcendence of […]

On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics: A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower

Author: Mika Ojakangas
Publisher: Routledge, 2016

This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas’s argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the name of the security and happiness of the state and its inhabitants is as old as the western political thought itself: the politico-philosophical categories of […]

Agamben and Radical Politics

Author: Daniel McLoughlin
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press, 2016

Giorgio Agamben’s analysis of sovereignty was profoundly influential for critical theory as it grappled with issues of security and state violence in the wake of 11 September 2001. But what does his work have to say in an age characterised by financial crisis and political revolts? The 12 essays in this volume provide new perspectives […]

The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics

Author: Sergei Prozorov
Publisher: Routledge, 2016

The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the social sciences. Inaugurated by Michel Foucault’s genealogical research on the governance of sexuality, crime and mental illness in modern Europe, the research on biopolitics has developed into a broader interdisciplinary orientation, addressing the rationalities of power over living beings in diverse spatial and temporal contexts. […]

Rara avis. Una teoría queer impolítica

Author: Daniel J. García López
Publisher: Melusina, 2016

Modern sex reason has been based on a normal-pathology dichotomy to discern the human being and the monster developed into a bio-political environment. Under this logic, legal, social and medical systems make safety devices and standardization with these monsters. But what would happen if we invested the tables? Rara avis argues the idea of monstrosity -it […]

Wild Life

Author: Irus Braverman
Publisher: Standford University Press , 2015

Wild Life documents a nuanced understanding of the wild versus captive divide in species conservation. It also documents the emerging understanding that all forms of wild nature—both in situ (on-site) and ex situ (in captivity)—may need to be managed in perpetuity. Providing a unique window into the high-stakes world of nature conservation, Irus Braverman describes the heroic efforts by conservationists […]

Foucault and the Politics of Rights

Author: Ben Golder
Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2015

This book focuses on Michel Foucault’s late work on rights in order to address broader questions about the politics of rights in the contemporary era. As several commentators have observed, something quite remarkable happens in this late work. In his early career, Foucault had been a great critic of the liberal discourse of rights. Suddenly, […]

Escuela y métodos pedagógicos en clave de gubernamentalidad liberal (Colombia, 1821 – 1946)

Author: Juan Carlos Echeverri Álvarez
Publisher: Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, 2015

The school history in Colombia has been burdened with a heavy burden that comes as the missense disciplinary punishment, confinement and ankylosing authoritarianism. On the other hand, the school currently emerging issues such as violence, medicalization, bullying and lack of authority. Both phenomena seem to prove that the school has never been free enough and, […]

Biopolitical Imperialism

Author: Mark Kelly
Publisher: Zero Books, 2015

Biopolitical Imperialism applies Michel Foucault’s notion of biopolitics to analysing international dynamics since the beginning of the twentieth century, pointedly disagreeing with the tendency of Foucault-inspired international relations theory to posit new forms of global biopolitical order, in favour of the conclusion that analysing the world biopolitically shows that the international politics in the twentieth century […]

Políticas de la excarnación. Para una genealogía conceptual de la biopolítica.

Author: Rodrigo Karmy Bolton
Publisher: UNIPE: Editorial Universitaria, 2014

Políticas de la excarnación. Para una genealogía teológica de la biopolítica is an effort for understand the point of articulation and, at the same time, the separation between sovereignty and government. Following the way opened by the post-foucauldian philosophy  -specially Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito and Jean-Luc Nancy-, Rodrigo Karmy Bolton suggest that the encarnation is the […]

Direito, Estado e biopolítica: governo e soberania na sociedade pós-moderna

Author: João Marcos de Araújo Braga Júnior
Publisher: Juruá, 2014

The reflection on the fields of both political and legal philosophy frequently falls into the challenging understanding of a notion known as a central axis where all analysis cross over ; such notion is sovereignty. Present time events, in their remarkable singularity, reset this subject in all its complexity, opening the possibility to a renewed interest […]

The Republic of the Living. Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Author: Miguel Vatter
Publisher: Fordham University Press, 2014

This book takes up Foucault’s hypothesis that liberal “civil society,” far from being a sphere of natural freedoms, designates the social spaces where our biological lives come under new forms of control and are invested with new forms of biopower. In order to test this hypothesis, its chapters examine the critical theory of civil society—from […]

Inquiétantes singularités

Author: Samuel Weber
Publisher: Hermann, 2014

Inquiétantes singularités is a collection of studies on several aspects of the question of singularity which, since the Protestant Reformation, remains one of the most powerful aporias of contemporary societies. Following indications of certain writings of Walter Benjamin, mainly his study of German baroque drama and of the short fragment on “Capitalism as religion,” these […]

Ontology and World Politics. Void Universalism I

Author: Sergei Prozorov
Publisher: Routledge, 2014

Together these two companion volumes develop an innovative theory of world politics, grounded in the reinterpretation of the concepts of ‘world’ and ‘politics’ from an ontological perspective. Ontology and World Politics presents a new approach to political universalism, grounded in the reinterpretation of world politics from an ontological perspective. In the discipline of International Relations the […]

Theory of the Political Subject Void Universalism II

Author: Sergei Prozorov
Publisher: Routledge, 2014

Together these two companion volumes develop an innovative theory of world politics, grounded in the reinterpretation of the concepts of ‘world’ and ‘politics’ from an ontological perspective. Theory of the Political Subject continues the project of reconstruction of political universalism begun in Ontology of World Politics. Having redefined world politics in terms of the affirmation of the […]