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Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts

Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts
Peg Rawes, Timothy Mathews, Stephen Loo

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As the French philosopher and social theorist Michel Foucault defined the concept, 'biopolitics' is the extension of state control over both the physical and political bodies of a population. Poetic Biopolitics is a positive attempt to explain and show how the often destructive effects and affects of biopolitical power structures can be deconstructed not only critically but poetically in the arts and humanities: in architecture, art, literature, modern languages, performance studies, film and philosophy. It is an interdisciplinary response to the contemporary global crisis of community conflict, social and environmental wellbeing. Structured in three parts - biopolitical bodies and imaginaries, voices and bodies, and social and environmental turbulence - this innovative book meshes performative and visual poetics with critical theory and feminist philosophy. It examines the complex expressions of our physical and psychic lives through artefact, body, dialogue, image, installation and word.

Author Info

Peg Rawes is Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the MA in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780769127
Publication Date: 29 May 2016
Number of Pages: 352
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 50 bw integrated

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