By Ed Cohen
Inspired through Michel Foucault’s writings approximately biopolitics and biopower, Cohen lines the migration of immunity from politics and legislation into the domain names of drugs and technology. providing a family tree of the idea that, he illuminates a posh of pondering glossy our bodies that percolates via ecu political, criminal, philosophical, fiscal, governmental, clinical, and clinical discourses from the mid-seventeenth century during the 20th. He indicates that via the overdue 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates sleek notions of personhood. during this vigorous cultural rumination, Cohen argues that by means of embracing the belief of immunity-as-defense so completely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for picking and treating disorder, 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