By Patricia Ticineto Clough, Craig Willse
Below the auspices of neoliberalism, technical structures of compliance and potency have come to underwrite the kin one of the country, the economic system, and a biopolitics of conflict, terror, and surveillance. In past Biopolitics, renowned theorists search to account for and significantly interact the trends that experience trained neoliberal governance long ago and are expressed in its reformulation this day. As stories of army profession, the policing of migration, blood trades, monetary markets, the battle on terror, media ecologies, and client branding, the essays discover the governance of lifestyles and dying in a near-future, a gift emptied of destiny prospects. The members delve into political and theoretical issues critical to tasks of neoliberal governance, together with states of exception that aren't extraordinary yet foundational; threat research utilized to the adjudication of “ethical” sorts of struggle, terror, and profession; racism and the administration of the lifestyles capacities of populations; the construction and move of loss of life as political and fiscal foreign money; and the potential of serious and aesthetic reaction. jointly, the essays provide how one can conceptualize biopolitics because the floor for today’s reformulation of governance.
Contributors. Ann Anagnost, Una Chung, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Steve Goodman, Sora Y. Han, Stefano Harney, may well Joseph, Randy Martin, Brian Massumi, Luciana Parisi, Jasbir Puar, Amit S. Rai, Eugene Thacker, Çağatay Topal, Craig Willse
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Whitehead, Process and Reality, 7. Spinoza’s deus sive natura holds God and Nature in inclusive disjunction. Deleuze develops a similar notion of a “nature- culture continuum,” but as a resolutely atheological proposition. 11. For a similar use of the concept of (natured) nature, in the specific context of governmental powers, see Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics, 16: “Nature is something that runs under, through, and in the exercise of governmentality. It is, if you like, its indispensable hypodermis.
This mutual inverse extension of operations betokened the construction of a civilian-military continuum covering the full spectrum of indiscriminate threat. The operational continuum was laced with potential openings for outright military intervention at any point. The openings came in the form of arbitrarily invokable “exceptions” to such civil guarantees as habeas corpus and the right to privacy. The aim was to make war response as ubiquitously irruptible as the indiscriminate threats it seeks to counter.
There is, however, but one process. That one process, which is naturing nature, holds the multiplicity of reemergent tendencies in inclusive disjunction. In view of this immanent multiplicity, it is admissible to speak of “a” process when referring to the life cycle of one such tendency, bearing in mind that no one tendency ever expresses in isolation. An incursion of processually formative force always brings more than one tendency into incipient expression. It is this coming-together that must eventfully play itself out.