By Ed Cohen
Inspired by way of Michel Foucault’s writings approximately biopolitics and biopower, Cohen strains the migration of immunity from politics and legislation into the domain names of medication and technological know-how. providing a family tree of the idea that, he illuminates a posh of considering glossy our bodies that percolates via eu political, criminal, philosophical, monetary, governmental, medical, and clinical discourses from the mid-seventeenth century in the course of the 20th. He indicates that by way of the overdue 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates smooth notions of personhood. during this full of life cultural rumination, Cohen argues that by means of embracing the belief of immunity-as-defense so completely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for making a choice on and treating disorder, thereby devaluing or obscuring ways to therapeutic located 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