Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France 1977--1978

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Macmillan, Feb 3, 2009 - Philosophy - 417 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

JANUARY 1978
1
JANUARY 1978
29
JANUARY 1978
55
FEBRUARY 1978
87
FEBRUARY 1978
115
FEBRUARY 1978
135
FEBRUARY 1978
163
MARCH 1978
191
MARCH 1978
255
MARCH 1978
285
MARCH 1978
311
APRIL 1Q78
333
Course Summary
363
Course Context
369
Name Index
403
Subject Index
409

MARCH 1978
227

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Michael Foucault, acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines.

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