Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Luca Mori
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2009/2 Language Italian
Pages 21 P. 86-106 File size 102 KB
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Al centro della vita. La medicalizzazione della società secondo 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, Al centro della vita. La medicalizzazione della società secondo Michel Foucault in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 2/2009, pp 86-106, DOI: 10.3280/SES2009-002007