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Saint Kitts and Nevis. How could we draw its profile? Species and belonging Nuno Ramos. This may apply both to the individuals and to the communities, the latter considered, in this case, in their particular dimension, as immunized against any foreign element that seems to threaten them from the outside.
The more we feel at risk of being infiltrated and infected by foreign elements, the more the life of the individual and society closes off within its protective boundaries, forcing us to choose between a self-destructive outcome and a more radical alternative based on a new conception of community.
Biopolitics and Philosophyin “the continuum of immunity and community ,” Esposito both differentiates himself from other theoreticians of biopolitics and “synthesizes Agamben’s negative vision of biopolitics with Hardt and Negri’s notion of the common as signaling” precisely “a new affirmative biopolitics” B, xxix. Exercises for Rebel Artists: By subtracting community from the horizon of subjectivity, Nancy has made its articulation with politics extremely problematic —if only because of the evident difficulty of imagining a kind of politics totally external to the subjective dimension— thus keeping the community in a necessarily impolitical dimension.
Just as the human body’s immune system protects the organism from deadly incursions by viruses and other threats, law also ensures the survival of the community in a life-threatening situation. In Dialogue with Roberto Esposito’s Trilogy: We have already seen how the abnormal growth of control and subjugation dispositifs determines a corresponding decrease of individual and collective freedom.
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When in the twilight of early modernity, these categories came immknitas direct contact with the horizon of biological life, the erosion of the common good —that is that of everyone and no one, and of no one because it is of everyone— became even more intense. Performance and Permutations Edited by Lara D.
This kind of making public of the private has become, together with what we usually call globalization, increasingly intertwined with the inverse phenomenon of the privatization of the public, in a way that seems to exhaust and even exclude from the horizon of possibilities, something like a common good.
Community was understood, indeed, as that substance able to connect certain subjects with each other by giving them a common identity. View freely available titles: Book titles OR Journal titles. The power of the void IV. That is, a discrimination among systems capable of facilitating our collective and individual experience, and apparatuses which, on the contrary, reduce its vital power.
It is at the end of the Eighties that in France and Italy a discourse on the category of community has been developed. If we read authors such as Locke or Grotius, we can see the theorization of the necessity to subdivide a world given to everybody by God, that is given to nobody in particular, into what belongs to single owners and what belongs to the State.
This book by Roberto Esposito – a leading Italian political philosopher – is a highly original exploration of the relationship between human bodies and societies.
Immunitas: The Protection and Negation of Life
This is, of course, a difficult struggle —especially because we should not make the mistake of abandoning the public space in favour of the common, risking at the same time facilitating the privatization process. English-speaking readers are now fortunate to have access to all three of Roberto Esposito’s books— Communitas: As in all other cases of conceptual pairings, Esposito establishes the continuum between immunity and community both lexically and historically.
From this assumption, I have started a process of interpretation which considerably grows away from that one undertaken by French deconstructionists, at least with regard to a very precise point, despite the fact that I agree with their needs. Normally the immune system is limited to a conservative function, not turning against the body which hosts it.
It has often been wondered what is, and whether there is, a true specificity of the category of biopolitics, since politics has always dealt, somehow, with life even in its most strict biological sense.
Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Animals and Archives Zeb Tortorici. This paradigm constitutes, in its biological and juridical double declination, the exact point of tangency between the sphere of life and that of politics. In that case the immunitarian syndrome assumed a fully auto-immunitarian connotation and biopolitics came to perfectly coincide with thanatopolitics. It is not possible to just turn various deadly practices —or, in an extreme sense, of giving death— into something positive, or not simply to contrast the spread of these practices in the poorest part of the world.
Just as the human body’s immune system protects the organism from deadly incursions by viruses and other threats, law also ensures the survival of the community in a life-threatening situation. But first things first. However, the different meanings that this category of biopolitics assumed in these authors’ reflections do refer to a difficulty, or rather to a fundamental antinomy — somehow already recognizable, even in a latent state, in the Foucauldian texts —essentially consisting in a failed or insufficient articulation between the two poles of bios and politics, which compose the term biopolitics.
Contact Contact Us Help. Reviews “A theoretically innovative book, useful for those interested in the future of life and death in the biopolitical age” Political Studies Review “After Communitas and Bioshere, at last, in Zakiya Hanafi’s wonderful translation is the centerpiece of Roberto Esposito’s biopolitical trilogy, Immunitas. That is on the capability to think, even before acting, within this horizon. However, it is the immunitarian characterization which determines, first, the modern intensification of biopolitics and, later, during the totalitarian phase, the thanatopolitical drift.
The productivity of the negative 3. Regarding the latter, not only the racial defence of German people became the principal aim of German politics —in a way that affected their survival to the death of its internal and external enemies— but at some point, when the defeat seemed to be unavoidable, the order of its self-destruction was given.
The Protection and Negation of Life. Is it possible to connect them in a relationship, which goes beyond a mere succession of different concepts or lexicons?
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