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Security, Race, Biopower

Essays on Technology and Corporeality

  • Holly Randell-Moon
  • Ryan Tippet

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About this book

Introduction

"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. The contributors offer provocative analyses of contemporary phenomena ranging from access to HIV drugs, changing succession rules of the British monarchy, drones, and Australian aboriginal resistance struggles."

-Victoria Bernal, University of California, Irvine

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.

Keywords

geography technology globalisation STS risk surveillance drones social media cultural studies sovereignty smartphones labour New Zealand HIV science and society

Editors and affiliations

  • Holly Randell-Moon
    • 1
  • Ryan Tippet
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Media, Film and CommunicationUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Media, Film and CommunicationUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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