生命そのものの政治学<br>The Politics of Life Itself : Biomedicine, Power, & Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century (Information Series)

生命そのものの政治学
The Politics of Life Itself : Biomedicine, Power, & Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century (Information Series)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 350 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780691121901
  • DDC分類 174.957

基本説明

Avoiding the hype of popular science and the pessimism of most social science, Rose analyzes contemporary molecular biopolitics, examining developments in genomics, neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychopharmacology and the ways they have affected racial politics, crime control, and psychiatry.

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For centuries, medicine aimed to treat abnormalities. But today normality itself is open to medical modification. Equipped with a new molecular understanding of bodies and minds, and new techniques for manipulating basic life processes at the level of molecules, cells, and genes, medicine now seeks to manage human vital processes. "The Politics of Life Itself" offers a much-needed examination of recent developments in the life sciences and biomedicine that have led to the widespread politicization of medicine, human life, and biotechnology. Avoiding the hype of popular science and the pessimism of most social science, Nikolas Rose analyzes contemporary molecular biopolitics, examining developments in genomics, neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychopharmacology and the ways they have affected racial politics, crime control, and psychiatry. Rose analyzes the transformation of biomedicine from the practice of healing to the government of life; the new emphasis on treating disease susceptibilities rather than disease; the shift in our understanding of the patient; the emergence of new forms of medical activism; the rise of biocapital; and the mutations in biopower.He concludes that these developments have profound consequences for who we think we are, and who we want to be.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    vii
List of Acronyms xi
Introduction 1 (8)
Biopolitics in the Twenty-First Century 9 (32)
Politics and Life 41 (36)
An Emergent Form of Life? 77 (29)
At Genetic Risk 106(25)
Biological Citizens 131(24)
Race in the Age of Genomic Medicine 155(32)
Neurochemical Selves 187(37)
The Biology of Control 224(28)
Afterword Somatic Ethics and the Spirit of 252(9)
Biocapital
Notes 261(44)
Bibliography 305(36)
Index 341