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biopolitics: a term defined by Foucault (though not first) as the style of government that regulates populations through "biopower" (the application and impact of political power on all aspects of human life)

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the biopower of the state [...] is like a hand grenade in relation to a nuclear explosion when we compare it to the biopower that is beginning to be exercised over the living

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—p.150 Envoi: A manifesto for the Pollen Society (149) by Yann Moulier-Boutang
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1 year, 10 months ago


securitization is not merely the lingua franca of contemporary finance; it is also the biopolitical imperative of financialization.

—p.78 Securitization: Walmart’s Financialized Empire (74) by Max Haiven
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8 months, 3 weeks ago


a concept developed by Foucault – ‘biopower’ – which refers to the government of populations and bodies that Foucault believed had emerged in the nineteenth century

—p.85 Michael Hardt and Toni Negri, or the ‘Joy of Being Communist’ (79) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan
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2 years, 1 month ago


this theme is central in an argument like that of Hardt and Negri, who make the antithesis between global civil war (itself comprising multiple visible or invisible wars) and the multitude (with its forms of resistance and modes of communication) the defining characteristic of the new revolutionary politics they propose, dubbing it ‘bio-politics

—p.166 Appendix: The End of Politics or Politics without End? Marx and the Aporia of ‘Communist Politics’ (159) by Étienne Balibar
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2 years, 1 month ago


'bio-politics' designates the regulation of the security and welfare of human lives as its primary goal

—p.34 Allegro moderato – Adagio: (34) by Slavoj Žižek
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2 years, 2 months ago