Spring 2019 not offered
This advanced seminar explores health and disease as issues of global political importance. The course covers both the theoretical roots of the concept of biopolitics and empirical studies of biopolitics in action. We focus on some of the most salient contemporary issues within global health including the politics of clinical trials, population control, and infectious disease containment.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Michel Foucault, THE BIRTH OF BIOPOLITICS: LECTURES AT THE COLLEGE DE FRANCE, 1978-1979
Nikolas Rose, THE POLITICS OF LIFE ITSELF: BIOMEDICINE, POWER, AND SUBJECTIVITY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Adriana Petryna, WHEN EXPERIMENTS TRAVEL: CLINICAL TRIALS AND THE GLOBAL SEARCH FOR HUMAN SUBJECTS
Vinh-Kim Nguyen, THE REPUBLIC OF THERAPY: TRIAGE AND SOVEREIGNTY IN WEST AFRICA'S TIME OF AIDS
Stephen Collier, POST-SOVIET SOCIAL: NEOLIBERALISM, SOCIAL MODERNITY, BIOPOLITICS
Paul Farmer, INFECTIONS AND INEQUALITIES: THE MODERN PLAGUES
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Research paper, participation, and performance as a discussion leader.