Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France : 1977-78
Marking a major development in Foucault's thinking, this book takes as its starting point the notion of "biopower," studying the foundations of this new technology of power over populations. Distinct from punitive disciplinary systems, the mechanisms of power are here finely entwined with the technologies of security. In this volume, though, Foucault begins to turn his attention to the history of "governmentality," from the first centuries of the Christian era to the emergence of the modern nation state--shifting the center of gravity of the lectures from the question of biopower to that of government. In light of Foucault's later work, these lectures illustrate a radical turning point at which the transition to the problematic of the "government of self and others" would begin.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Lectures at the College de France, 1977-78: Security, Territory and Population (Lectures at the Collège de France)User Review - Troy - Goodreads
Another amazing lecture. I recently read another collection of Foucault's lectures and it was amazing. This book contains the next series of lectures from the ones I read. What I personally want is a ... Read full review
Review: Lectures at the College de France, 1977-78: Security, Territory and Population (Lectures at the Collège de France)User Review - Elena - Goodreads
Super interesting, need to finish at some point. Initial thoughts: - Euro-centric; understandable, but should be read as an example of things occurring globally - Smallpox inoculation as example of security - Interesting use of raison d'etat Read full review