Utilitarian Biopolitics Bentham, Foucault and Modern Power
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Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, Limited
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Foucault's and Bentham's works have been regularly examined in isolation, yet rarely has the relationship between them been discussed. This study traces the full breadth of that relationship within the fields of sexuality, criminology, ethics, economics and governance. By drawing on a range of new source material, Brunon-Ernst presents a convincing reassessment of Foucault's concept of biopolitics and uncovers the neglected continuities between utilitarian thinking and Foucaultian theory. Not only does this study challenge our assumptions of Foucault and his intellectual formation, it offers a fascinating insight into the connections between eighteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual More...
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