Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Luca Mori
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2009/EN2 Language English
Pages 20 P. 78-97 File size 1804 KB
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<em>At the Core of Life. The Medicalization of Society in Michel Foucault</em> - 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. <br/><br/>Keywords: Foucault, power, medicalization, biopolitics, state science, police. <br/><br/>Parole chiave: Foucault, potere, medicalizzazione, biopolitica, scienza dello stato, polizia.
Luca Mori, At the Core of Life. The Medicalization of Society in Michel Foucault in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" EN2/2009, pp 78-97, DOI: 10.3280/SES2009-EN2007