Search for dissertations about: "biopolitics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the word biopolitics.

  1. 1. Biopolitics and Reflexivity : A Study of GMO Policymaking in the European Union

    Author : Anders Johansson; Thomas Achen; Sven Widmalm; Stellan Welin; Jacob Dahl; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; GMO; genetically modified organism; precautionary principle; risk biopolitics; policy; European Union; EU; reflexivity; reflexive modernity; GMO; genetiskt modifierade organismer; försiktighetsprincipen; risk biopolitik; policy; Europeiska Unionen; EU; reflexivitet; reflexiv modernitet; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : The political discourse that has emerged as a consequence of establishing a European regulatory framework for GMOs has not been without problems. This dissertation addresses the political and regulatory challenges created by the development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the EU. READ MORE

  2. 2. After Inclusion : Intellectual Disability as Biopolitics

    Author : Niklas Altermark; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; intellectual disability; disability studies; biopolitics; Foucault; Butler; crip theory; inclusion; inclusion exclusion;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines contemporary politics targeting people with intellectual disabilities. Since this group first emerged, under labels such as ‘idiocy’ and ‘mental deficiency’, around the turn of the 20th century, its members have been seen as lacking the capacities necessary for citizenship and full societal belonging. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Biopolitics of Water: Technology, Subjectivity and Lifestyle in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa

    Author : Sofie Hellberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Water; South Africa; Sustainable Development; Biopolitics; Green Governmentality; Hydropolitics; Technology; Narrative method; Life style ; Subjectivity;

    Abstract : Water issues have for a long time been of central political concern in South Africa due to the scarcity of the resource. During the apartheid era, the distribution of water was deeply intertwined with a nationalist and racist agenda. READ MORE

  4. 4. Bodily Practices and Medical Identities in Southern Thailand

    Author : Claudia Merli; Ing-Britt Trankell; Jan Ovesen; Rosalind C. Morris; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Cultural anthropology; biopolitics; minorities; Muslims; Southern Thailand; childbirth; medical practices; circumcision; embodiment; Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : This study explores contemporary practices concerning women’s and children’s bodies, with a special focus on postpartum practices, the treatment of the afterbirth and its cosmological dimensions, and male and female circumcision. At the intersection between traditional midwifery and modern medicine, Muslim women cross the boundaries between different cosmologies and medical systems. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Use of Hope: Biopolitics of Security During the Obama Presidency

    Author : Claes Wrangel; Claes Tängh Wrangel; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ; Biopolitiks; Hope; Agamben; Obama; Security; Development; Radicalization; Counterterrorism; Resilience; Strategic narratives; neoliberalism; discourse analysis;

    Abstract : Through a compilation of four research articles, this PhD thesis investigates ‘hope’ as a biopolitical technology. It interrogates the use of hope by the United States security apparatus, on the one hand, to pre-empt processes of radicalisation and, on the other hand, to prepare the subject of security to cope with permanent insecurity. READ MORE