Life and Death: Biopower and Necropower|
Fall 2015 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
|Course Cluster: Disability Studies, Health Studies|
This seminar examines how science and technology shape the politics of life and death. From the moment of conception to the postmortem state and beyond, we will consider how science and technology have become handmaidens to life and death, impacting the social, legal, and ethical frameworks we use to define what constitutes the space between "alive" and "dead." Using theories of biopower and necropower as our guides, we will cover a diverse set of themes including sexual reproduction, birth, population, toxicity, decay, genocide, mortality, and the afterlife.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)