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Making Live and Letting Die in COVID-19: A Biopolitical Review
preprintposted on 2020-06-05, 16:44 authored by Ned RandolphNed Randolph
This article applies discussions of biopolitics and rationalities by governments to make live and let die as a heuristic for the speculative sorting of bodies and their antibodies as state governments lurch toward reopening. It considers how governments rationalize the elimination of certain populations in the name of improving the vitality of the dominant group. This article is based on the theory by sociologist Michel Foucault, who called biopolitics the application of “life-producing techniques” by the state.
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Lead author country
- United States
Lead author job role
- Higher Education Lecturer
Lead author institutionTulane University
Ethics statementThere are no human subjects characterized in my paper.
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