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Feminist Science Studies and Feminist Bio Politics

Feminist Science Studies and Feminist Bio Politics

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Published by Sherwan R Shal
Woman and Policy
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Published by: Sherwan R Shal on Nov 21, 2009
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Three-part lecture series on Feminist ScienceStudies and Feminist Biopolitics:
Lecture 1: Precarious Life?
Judith Butler’s
Precarious Life: The Powersof Mourning and Violence
Professor Charis Thompson
UC Berkeley / Yonsei / Ewha Seminar:“The Emergence of Life Politics inNeoliberal Capitalism”Yonsei University, Seoul, June 2008
Schedule of Classes:
Week 1:
Wednesday lecture: Precarious Life? (feminist biopoliticsand Judith Butler’s Precarious Life)Discussion section: Presentation and Q&A on Making Parents
Week 2:
Wednesday lecture: Bare Life? (biopolitical geographiesand histories and Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer)Discussion section: Panel on “Gender, Everyday Life andExceptional Life,” with Professors Cho, Kim, and Thompson
Week 3:
Wednesday lecture: Beyond Humanism? (feministtechnoscience studies and Donna Haraway’s Cyborg andCompanion Species Manifestoes)Discussion section: student presentations with feedback fromProfessors Cho, Kim, and Thompson
What is biopolitics?
Michel Foucault: biopolitics relates closely to his idea of biopower, which is characteristic of the form of government(modern nation state / capitalism), governmentality, thatregulates through interventions on populations (census,reproduction, family, sexuality, etc), and is power over life anddeathMichael Hardt and Antonio Negri refer rather to
anti-capitalistinsurrection where one’s life and body are mobilized asweapons
, including 'in its most tragic and revolting form',suicide terrorism. Biopower for them is the hegemonic,sovereign, political condition for the activation of biopolitics. The term also has a considerable legitimacy in more everydaylife meaning
life science policy
, all kinds of 
political activism to do with living things
, and the politicaland cultural aspects of 
the rise of biotechnology
and the
of society

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