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Biopolitics of the Subject: An Introduction to the Ideas of Michel Foucault

Jose, Jim (1998). Biopolitics of the Subject: An Introduction to the Ideas of Michel Foucault. Darwin, N.T.: Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press).

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Author Jose, Jim
Title Biopolitics of the Subject: An Introduction to the Ideas of Michel Foucault
Place of Publication Darwin, N.T.
Publisher Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)
Publication Year 1998
ISBN 9781876248130   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 98
Language Enlgish
Field of Research 1606 - Political Science
1699 - Other Studies in Human Society
2202 - History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Abstract French philosopher Michel Foucault (1924-1984) is one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. His influence has extended to many fields, including history, literature, and social theory. Yet at first reading, the complexity of his ideas can appear daunting. Jose provides a lucid exposition of Foucault's biopolitical ideas, including the various shifts and revisions of Foucault's approach. Foucault's theory of biopolitics and its key concepts, namely discourse, power and sexuality, explained how the process of subjectivisation worked in the modern era - how humans were constituted as subjects. Jose traces the conceptual moves made by Foucault in developing his biopolitical approach to the philosophy of the subject. This accessible introduction to Foucault's complex ideas will be useful for students and scholars alike.
Keyword Politics and Society
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