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Poetic biopolitics : practices of relation in architecture and the arts / edited by Peg Rawes, Stephen Loo and Timothy Matthews.

  • London : I.B. Tauris, [2016]
  • ©2016
xi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • International library of visual culture ; 23. [More in this series]
  • International library of visual culture ; 23
Summary note:
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 'poeticised' and deconstructed through 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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The biopolitical body and the imaginary. Biopolitical ecological poetics / Peg Rawes ; Biopolitics, bioethics and the capitalisation of female bodies / Mary C. Rawlinson ; How close do you want to be? Kate Craig's Delicate issue / Cadence Kinsey ; Other loving in Hélène Cixous's 'The love of the wolf' / Judith Still ; Mistress O & the bees : biopolitics and the performance of a makeshift poetics / Stephen Loo and Undine Sellbach -- Poetic transitions : voices and bodies. Towards a loving embrace / Timothy Mathews ; Lina and Pina / Ana Araujo ; Approaching interspecies space through Association for Imaginary Architecture / Joanne Bristol ; utter matter, condensed / Julieanna Preston ; Songs of the Aveyron and the Ariège : after the Song of Songs / Sharon Morris ; A postscript from Bartlebess : how to perform creative resistance in the workplace / Hélène Frichot -- Whirlwinds : social and environmental performativity. Facts are no more solid, coherent, round and real than pearls are / Sandra Schäfer ; Mapping turbulent gestures and liquid ground / Dorita Hannah and Carol Brown ; Theatre-of-self, nested selves and three point nomad / Elaine Angelopoulos ; A methodology of locks / Ella Finer, Emily Orley and P.A. Skantze ; Café Carbon / The Gluts ; Fuggles writes : an autumn draught / Jane Rendell.
  • 9781780769127 (hardback)
  • 1780769121 (hardback)
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