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    Governing vitalities and the security state

    Kearns, Gerard (2014) Governing vitalities and the security state. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32. pp. 762-778. ISSN 0263-7758

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    The techniques by which states regulate life are both spatial and geopolitical. Foucault wrote of a broad transition from a state concern with territory focused on regulating threats such as famine and epidemics, to a modern concern with population that prioritised instead a set of everyday dangers that were to be averted by continual action for and upon individuals. In this paper I argue that territoriality is more geopolitical in character and more continually significant than Foucault suggested. This geopolitics implicates a global political economy and forms of imperialism and colonialism occluded by Foucault's state-centric rather than states-centric approach.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Early-modern England; Plague; Health; Biop;olitics; Geopolitics; Geographies; Medicines; HIV/Aids; Origins; History;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 7636
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    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 14:23
    Journal or Publication Title: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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