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. supplying a family tree of the concept that, he illuminates a posh of wondering glossy our bodies that percolates via eu political, felony, philosophical, monetary, governmental, clinical, and scientific discourses from the mid-seventeenth century throughout the 20th. He exhibits that by means of the overdue 19th century, “the physique” actually incarnates sleek notions of personhood. during this full of life cultural rumination, Cohen argues that by way of embracing the belief of immunity-as-defense so solely, biomedicine naturalizes the person because the privileged concentration for picking and treating sickness, thereby devaluing or obscuring ways to therapeutic positioned 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