The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

2015.05.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Vanessa Lemm and Miguel Vatter (eds.), The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism, Fordham University
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2015.05.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Vanessa Lemm and Miguel Vatter (eds.), The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism, Fordham University Press, 2014, 289pp., $26.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780823255979. Reviewed by Nicolae Morar, University of Oregon Numerous social theorists and political philosophers, including Thomas Lemke in his recent advanced introduction to biopolitics (2011), describe the formation of a new domain of politics surrounding the question of biological life. While this new domain of inquiry is still contested, its proponents announce nonetheless that it has attained a significant level of internal consistency. The goal of Vanessa Lemm and Miguel Vatter's collection is to challenge this premise and thereby to resist delivering a definite answer to the question "what is the government of life?" Rather, it offers a fresh variety of essays with perspectives and conclusions that not only question a (more or less). . .

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