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Twenty-First Century Biopolitics


Bogdana Koljevic

What are phenomena of contemporary biopolitics in the twenty-first century? Foucault’s theory of biopolitics as neoliberalism is opposed to post-political theories developed by Agamben, Hardt and Negri and as such – more instructive. Because microstrategy of power is not Foucault’s final word on politics, political genealogy opens the space for creative and local critique of biopolitics. And if military interventions, terrorism and wars against terrorism are exemplary phenomena of biopolitics, bellum justum is a contradictio in adjecto. In response to such biopolitics, the relation between sovereignty and democracy is re-examined and we are entering a time of small revolutions.
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Cover image: © Amorphogenesis by Jaime del Val - Metabody Forum 2014 Madrid - Photo by Tais Bielsa

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Koljevic, Bogdana, 1979-

Twenty-first century biopolitics / Bogdana Koljevic.

pages cm – (Beyond Humanism : Trans- and Posthumanism ; Vol./Bd. 6)

ISBN 978-3-631-65977-9 – ISBN 978-3-653-05438-5 (e-Book) 1. Biopolitics–Philosophy. 2. World politics–21st century. I. Title.

JA80.K655 2015



ISSN 2191-0391 ISBN 978-3-631-65977-9 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-05438-5 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/ 978-3-653-05438-5

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