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BIOCAPITALISM AND THE POLITICS OF LIFE

BIOCAPITALISM AND THE POLITICS OF LIFE This article introduces the term and recent debates concerning ‘biocapitalism’ linking it to developments in the ‘new biology’ on the one hand and Foucault’s concept of ‘biopower’ and the political economy of biocapitalism on the other. The article begins by surveying the spectacular growth of biotech industries in the U.S. before theorizing the notions ‘biocapital’ and biocapitalism’ and linking these concepts to Foucault’s analysis of neoliberalism. Keywords: biocapitalism, Foucault, biopower, neoliberalism, political economy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Geopolitics, History, and International Relations Addleton Academic Publishers

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Addleton Academic Publishers
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© 2009 Addleton Academic Publishers
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1948-9145
eISSN
2374-4383
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Abstract

This article introduces the term and recent debates concerning ‘biocapitalism’ linking it to developments in the ‘new biology’ on the one hand and Foucault’s concept of ‘biopower’ and the political economy of biocapitalism on the other. The article begins by surveying the spectacular growth of biotech industries in the U.S. before theorizing the notions ‘biocapital’ and biocapitalism’ and linking these concepts to Foucault’s analysis of neoliberalism. Keywords: biocapitalism, Foucault, biopower, neoliberalism, political economy

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Geopolitics, History, and International RelationsAddleton Academic Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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