By Ed Cohen
Inspired by way of Michel Foucault’s writings approximately biopolitics and biopower, Cohen lines the migration of immunity from politics and legislations into the domain names of medication and technology. providing a family tree of the idea that, he illuminates a posh of wondering smooth our bodies that percolates via ecu political, felony, philosophical, financial, governmental, medical, and clinical discourses from the mid-seventeenth century throughout the 20th. He exhibits that via the past due 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates sleek notions of personhood. during this vigorous cultural rumination, Cohen argues that through embracing the belief of immunity-as-defense so solely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for picking and treating affliction, thereby devaluing or obscuring techniques to therapeutic located inside groups or collectives.
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A Body Worth Defending: Immunity, Biopolitics, and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body by Ed Cohen