By Ed Cohen
Inspired via Michel Foucault’s writings approximately biopolitics and biopower, Cohen strains the migration of immunity from politics and legislations into the domain names of medication and technology. supplying a family tree of the concept that, he illuminates a fancy of pondering sleek our bodies that percolates via eu political, felony, philosophical, monetary, governmental, medical, and scientific discourses from the mid-seventeenth century throughout the 20th. He exhibits that by way of the past due 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates sleek notions of personhood. during this energetic cultural rumination, Cohen argues that by way of embracing the assumption of immunity-as-defense so solely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for deciding on and treating disorder, thereby devaluing or obscuring ways to therapeutic located inside of groups or collectives.
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A Body Worth Defending: Immunity, Biopolitics, and the Apotheosis of the Modern Body by Ed Cohen