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The birth of biopolitics : lectures at the Collège de France, 1978-79

Author: Michel Foucault; Michel Senellart; Graham Burchell; Collège de France.
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York, N.Y : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Michel Foucault: lectures at the Coll©·ge de France
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Michel Foucault's 1979 lectures at the College de France, The Birth of Biopolitics, pursue and develop further the themes of his lectures from the previous year, Security, Territory, Population. Having shown how eighteenth century political economy marks the birth of a new governmental reason, Foucault undertakes the detailed analysis of the forms of this liberal governmentality. This involves describing the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lectures (form)
Named Person: Michel Foucault
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Foucault; Michel Senellart; Graham Burchell; Collège de France.
ISBN: 9781403986542 1403986541 140398655X 9781403986559 0312203411 9780312203412 9780230594180 0230594182
OCLC Number: 214282391
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xvii, 346 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 10 January, 1979: Questions of method --
17 January, 1979: Liberalism and the implementation of a new art of government in the eighteenth century --
24 January, 1979: Specific features of the liberal art of government --
31 January, 1979: Phobia of the state --
7 February, 1979: German neo-liberalism --
14 February, 1979: German neo-liberalism: Usefulness of historical analyses for the present --
21 February, 1979: Second aspect of the "policy of society" according to the neo-liberals: the problem of law in a society regulated according to the model of the competitive market economy --
7 March, 1979: General remarks: the methodological scope of the analysis of micro-powers --
The inflationism of state phobia. Its links with ordoliberalism --
14 March,1979: American neo-liberalism (I). Its context --
The difference between American and European neo-liberalism --
21 March, 1979: American neo-liberalism (II)The application of the economic grid to social phenomena --
28 March, 1979: The model of homo oeconomicus --
Its generalization to every form of behavior in American neo-liberalism --
4 April, 1979: Elements for a history of the notion of homo oeconomicus.
Series Title: Michel Foucault: lectures at the Coll©·ge de France
Other Titles: Naissance de la biopolitique.
Responsibility: Michel Foucault ; edited by Michel Senellart ; translated by Graham Burchell.
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Foucault continues on the theme of his 1978 course by focusing on the study of liberal and neo-liberal forms of government and concentrating in particular on two forms of neo-liberalism: German  Read more...


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