By Ed Cohen
Inspired by way of Michel Foucault’s writings approximately biopolitics and biopower, Cohen strains the migration of immunity from politics and legislations into the domain names of drugs and technological know-how. providing a family tree of the idea that, he illuminates a posh of pondering sleek our bodies that percolates via ecu political, criminal, philosophical, monetary, governmental, clinical, and scientific discourses from the mid-seventeenth century in the course of the 20th. He indicates that by means of the past due 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 belief of immunity-as-defense so solely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for settling on and treating affliction, thereby devaluing or obscuring methods to therapeutic located inside of groups or collectives.
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