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Security, Race, Biopower

Essays on Technology and Corporeality

Editors: Randell-Moon, Holly, Tippet, Ryan (Eds.)

  • Provides interdisciplinary perspectives on security, race and risk 
  • Provokes debate about the future of disciplinary work in these areas 
  • Draws on a wide range of case studies, including HIV-prevention drugs, Indigenous sovereignty and lifestyle apps
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About this book

This book explores how technologies of media, medicine, law and governance enable and constrain the mobility of bodies within geographies of space and race. Each chapter describes and critiques the ways in which contemporary technologies produce citizens according to their statistical risk or value in an atmosphere of generalised security, both in relation to categories of race, and within the new possibilities for locating and managing bodies in space. The topics covered include: drone warfare, the global distribution of HIV-prevention drugs, racial profiling in airports, Indigenous sovereignty, consumer lifestyle apps and their ecological and labour costs, and anti-aging therapies. 
Security, Race, Biopower makes innovative contributions to multiple disciplines and identifies emerging social and political concerns with security, race and risk that invite further scholarly attention. It will be of great interest to scholars and students in disciplinary fields including Media and Communication, Geography, Science and Technology Studies, Political Science and Sociology.

About the authors

Holly Randell-Moon is Lecturer in Communication and Media at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has published on race, religion, and secularism in the journals Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, borderlands and Social Semiotics and in the edited collections Mediating Faiths (2010) and Religion After Secularization in Australia (2015). 
Ryan Tippet is a doctoral candidate at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research focuses on surveillance and social media, looking in particular at the constitutive relationship between the two, while his previous work has examined surveillance and security discourses in reality television.

Reviews

 

Security, Race, Biopower: Essays on Technologies and Corporeality provides a power account of how, in the global present, biopolitical technologies actualize the logic of obliteration, the operative element in the grammar of raciality. Together the histories, geographies, and case studies assembled in this volume expose how biopolitical equipments, procedures, and processes always already presuppose racial difference and cultural difference as the fundamental descriptors of the threatening global Other. This book is, by far, the best deployment of Foucault’s notion of biopower in the study of security as the privileged mode of management of  global subaltern populations.” (Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva, Director, The Social Justice Institute (GRSJ), University of British Columbia, Canada)

“This cogently argued and deeply researched collection is a work of exemplary scholarship. Holly Randell-Moon and Ryan Tippet have produced a book that has profound political implications, which compels us to rethink our relationship to technologies ­of medicine, media, surveillance, and war, and which stretches our political imagination to engage with and challenge the ways these technologies regulate our lives and manage populations. (Associate Professor Vijay Devadas, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)

“This path-breaking anthology brings theories of racialization, the body, and biopower, into conversation with critical science and technology studies perspectives and sets this conversation in the context of the shifting, emergent geographies of globalization. These three threads of bodies, territories, and technologies weave together a diverse, wide-ranging, and highly original set of essays.” ( Victoria Bernal, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Death by Metadata: The Bioinformationalisation of Life and the Transliteration of Algorithms to Flesh

    Pugliese, Joseph

    Pages 3-20

  • Of Bodies, Borders, and Barebacking: The Geocorpographies of HIV

    Pocius, Joshua

    Pages 21-40

  • Body, Crown, Territory: Geocorpographies of the British Monarchy and White Settler Sovereignty

    Randell-Moon, Holly

    Pages 41-59

  • What Are You Doing Here? The Politics of Race and Belonging at the Airport

    Kamaloni, Sunshine M.

    Pages 61-78

  • Corporate Geocorpographies: Surveillance and Social Media Expansion

    Tippet, Ryan

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55408-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55407-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Security, Race, Biopower
Book Subtitle
Essays on Technology and Corporeality
Editors
  • Holly Randell-Moon
  • Ryan Tippet
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55408-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55408-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55407-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 219
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