Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Kearns, G
2014
January
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Governing vitalities and the security state
Published
11 ()
Optional Fields
EARLY-MODERN ENGLAND PLAGUE HEALTH BIOPOLITICS GEOPOLITICS GEOGRAPHIES MEDICINES HIV/AIDS ORIGINS HISTORY
32
762
778
The techniques by which states regulate life are both spatial and geopolitical. Foucault wrote of a broad transition from a state concern with territory focused on regulating threats such as famine and epidemics, to a modern concern with population that prioritised instead a set of everyday dangers that were to be averted by continual action for and upon individuals. In this paper I argue that territoriality is more geopolitical in character and more continually significant than Foucault suggested. This geopolitics implicates a global political economy and forms of imperialism and colonialism occluded by Foucault's state-centric rather than states-centric approach.
LONDON
0263-7758
10.1068/d13002p
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