Beyond Biopolitics
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Beyond Biopolitics

Essays on the Governance of Life and Death

Patricia Ticineto Clough, Craig Willse, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Craig Willse

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Beyond Biopolitics

Essays on the Governance of Life and Death

Patricia Ticineto Clough, Craig Willse, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Craig Willse

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Under the auspices of neoliberalism, technical systems of compliance and efficiency have come to underwrite the relations among the state, the economy, and a biopolitics of war, terror, and surveillance. In Beyond Biopolitics, prominent theorists seek to account for and critically engage the tendencies that have informed neoliberal governance in the past and are expressed in its reformulation today. As studies of military occupation, the policing of migration, blood trades, financial markets, the war on terror, media ecologies, and consumer branding, the essays explore the governance of life and death in a near-future, a present emptied of future potentialities. The contributors delve into political and theoretical matters central to projects of neoliberal governance, including states of exception that are not exceptional but foundational; risk analysis applied to the adjudication of "ethical" forms of war, terror, and occupation; racism and the management of the life capacities of populations; the production and circulation of death as political and economic currency; and the potential for critical and aesthetic response. Together, the essays offer ways to conceptualize biopolitics as the ground for today's reformulation of governance.

Contributors. Ann Anagnost, Una Chung, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Steve Goodman, Sora Y. Han, Stefano Harney, May Joseph, Randy Martin, Brian Massumi, Luciana Parisi, Jasbir Puar, Amit S. Rai, Eugene Thacker, Ça?atay Topal, Craig Willse

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Table of contents

  1. Contents
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction: Beyond Biopolitics: The Governance of Life and DeathPatricia Ticineto Clough and Craig Willse
  4. Part I: Unexceptional Control: Governance, Race, and Population
  5. Part II: Preemption: Death and Life-Itself
  6. Part III: Transforming Value: The Measure of Life Capacities
  7. Part IV: Technological Investments: Temporality, Media, and Methodologies
  8. Bibliography
  9. Contributors
  10. Index
Citation styles for Beyond Biopolitics

APA 6 Citation

Clough, P. T., & Willse, C. (2011). Beyond Biopolitics ([edition unavailable]). Duke University Press. Retrieved from (Original work published 2011)

Chicago Citation

Clough, Patricia Ticineto, and Craig Willse. (2011) 2011. Beyond Biopolitics. [Edition unavailable]. Duke University Press.

Harvard Citation

Clough, P. T. and Willse, C. (2011) Beyond Biopolitics. [edition unavailable]. Duke University Press. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Clough, Patricia Ticineto, and Craig Willse. Beyond Biopolitics. [edition unavailable]. Duke University Press, 2011. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.