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The Coronavirus: Biopolitics and the rise of ‘Anthropocene Authoritarianism’

With politics suspended, societies under lockdown, Parliaments closed and States of Emergency in force globally (Runciman, 2020) many commentators have turned to Foucauldian-inspired understandings of biopolitics and population control to analyse contemporary events (Horvat, 2020; Agamben, 2020a; Demetri, 2020; Singh, 2020; Sotiris, 2020). Biopolitics … Continue reading

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Biopolitics and the Coronavirus: Foucault, Agamben, Žižek

In some recent blog posts, Giorgio Agamben resists the emergency measures taken in Italy and elsewhere in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus as irrational and unfounded. According to Agamben, COVID-19 is nothing really different from the normal flus … Continue reading

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