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At the Core of Life. The Medicalization of Society in Michel Foucault
Journal Title: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Author/s:  Luca Mori 
Year:  2009 Issue: EN2 Language: English 
Pages:  20 Pg. 78-97 FullText PDF:  1804 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SES2009-EN2007
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At the Core of Life. The Medicalization of Society in Michel Foucault - In this article I try to describe Foucault’s conception of the medicalization process. After briefly outline the conception of power proposed by Foucault, I show the central role played by the biomedical devices. The main thesis of this interpretation are two. Firstly, I try to point out how medicine and the biological disciplines form a kind of knowledge which is essential to the birth of the modern State. Secondly, I consider how Foucault definition of biopolitics is the result of an overlap between political power and the specific regimes of truth entailed in biomedical sciences.

Keywords: Foucault, power, medicalization, biopolitics, state science, police.

Parole chiave: Foucault, potere, medicalizzazione, biopolitica, scienza dello stato, polizia.

Luca Mori, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" EN2/2009, pp. 78-97, DOI:10.3280/SES2009-EN2007


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