Pop culture during this “biological century” turns out to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes round the existence sciences at a time while such simple strategies as clinical fact, race and gender id, and the human itself are destabilized within the public eye. Tactical Biopolitics means that the political demanding situations on the intersection of existence, technological know-how, and artwork are most sensible addressed via a mix of creative intervention, severe theorizing, and reflective practices. Transcending disciplinary limitations, contributions to this quantity concentrate on the political value of contemporary advances within the organic sciences and discover the potential of public participation in medical discourse, drawing on learn and perform in paintings, biology, serious idea, anthropology, and cultural studies.
After framing the topic when it comes to either biology and paintings, Tactical Biopolitics discusses such themes as race and genetics (with contributions from prime biologists Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins); feminist bioscience; the politics of medical services; bioart and the general public sphere (with an essay by means of artist Claire Pentecost); activism and public healthiness (with an essay through therapy motion team co-founder Mark Harrington); biosecurity after 11th of September (with essays via artists’ collective severe artwork Ensemble and anthropologist Paul Rabinow); and human-animal interplay (with a framing essay through cultural theorist Donna Haraway).
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