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Foucault, governmentality, and critique / Thomas Lemke.

By: Lemke, Thomas.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cultural politics & the promise of democracy: Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Slough : Paradigm ; Compass DSA [distributor], 2011Description: vi, 133 str. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781594516375 (tvrdi uvez); 1594516375 (tvrdi uvez); 9781594516382 (meki uvez).Subject(s): Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984 -- Political and social views | Political science -- Philosophy | State, The | Foucault, Michel | filozofija politike | država | političke znanosti
Contents:
Introduction: The subject and power
1. An analytics of government
The juridico-discursive concept of power
A history of governmentality
Foucault's hypothesis
2 A genealogy of the modern state
The historical ontology of the state technologies of government: the materiality of the state
Strategies and state effects
Governmentality and governance
An indigestible meal?
3. Liberalism, biopolitics, and thecnologies of security
Liberalism and the birth of biopolitics
Technologies of security
The government of fear
The risks of security
4. Critique and experience
Recurrence: Critique as an ethical-political gesture
Rarity: Problematization as a history of truth
Relationality: The art of voluntary insubordination
Risk: The audacity to expose oneself as a subject
A critical ontology of ourselves
5. From Foucault's hypothesis to studies of governmentality :
Governmentality and the analysis of neo-liberalism
Problems, limitatons, and blind spots
Conclusion
Summary: Michel Foucault is one of the most cited authors in social science. This book discusses one of his most influential concepts: governmentality. Reconstructing its emergence in Foucault's analytics of power, the book explores the theoretical strengths the concept of governmentality offers for political analysis and critique. It highlights the intimate link between neoliberal rationalities and the problem of biopolitics including issues around genetic and reproductive technologies. This book is a useful introduction to Foucault's work on power and governmentality suitable for experts and students alike
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Introduction: The subject and power

1. An analytics of government

The juridico-discursive concept of power

A history of governmentality

Foucault's hypothesis

2 A genealogy of the modern state

The historical ontology of the state technologies of government: the materiality of the state

Strategies and state effects

Governmentality and governance

An indigestible meal?

3. Liberalism, biopolitics, and thecnologies of security

Liberalism and the birth of biopolitics

Technologies of security

The government of fear

The risks of security

4. Critique and experience

Recurrence: Critique as an ethical-political gesture

Rarity: Problematization as a history of truth

Relationality: The art of voluntary insubordination

Risk: The audacity to expose oneself as a subject

A critical ontology of ourselves

5. From Foucault's hypothesis to studies of governmentality :

Governmentality and the analysis of neo-liberalism

Problems, limitatons, and blind spots

Conclusion

Michel Foucault is one of the most cited authors in social science. This book discusses one of his most influential concepts: governmentality. Reconstructing its emergence in Foucault's analytics of power, the book explores the theoretical strengths the concept of governmentality offers for political analysis and critique. It highlights the intimate link between neoliberal rationalities and the problem of biopolitics including issues around genetic and reproductive technologies. This book is a useful introduction to Foucault's work on power and governmentality suitable for experts and students alike

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