By Ed Cohen
Inspired by way of Michel Foucault’s writings approximately biopolitics and biopower, Cohen strains the migration of immunity from politics and legislation into the domain names of medication and technological know-how. supplying a family tree of the concept that, he illuminates a posh of considering glossy our bodies that percolates via ecu political, felony, philosophical, monetary, governmental, medical, and clinical discourses from the mid-seventeenth century during the 20th. He exhibits that through the overdue 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates sleek notions of personhood. during this energetic cultural rumination, Cohen argues that via embracing the assumption of immunity-as-defense so completely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for picking and treating sickness, thereby devaluing or obscuring methods 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