Foucault, Governmentality, and Critique
- ISBN: 9781594516382
- Extent: 144pp
- Release Date: 20 Aug 2012
- Size: 216mm x 140mm
- Format: Paperback
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- Category: Politics
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Michel Foucault is one of the most cited authors in social science. This book discusses one of his most influential concepts: governmentality.
Reconstructing its emergence in Foucault’s analytics of power, the book explores the theoretical strengths the concept of governmentality offers for political analysis and critique. It highlights the intimate link between neoliberal rationalities and the problem of biopolitics including issues around genetic and reproductive technologies.
This book is a useful introduction to Foucault’s work on power and governmentality suitable for experts and students alike
About The Author
Thomas Lemke is a sociologist and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt/Main.