By Patricia Ticineto Clough, Craig Willse
Lower than the auspices of neoliberalism, technical platforms of compliance and potency have come to underwrite the family one of the nation, the economic climate, and a biopolitics of battle, terror, and surveillance. In past Biopolitics, trendy theorists search to account for and seriously interact the developments that experience proficient neoliberal governance some time past and are expressed in its reformulation this day. As reviews of army profession, the policing of migration, blood trades, monetary markets, the conflict on terror, media ecologies, and buyer branding, the essays discover the governance of existence and loss of life in a near-future, a gift emptied of destiny prospects. The participants delve into political and theoretical issues significant to tasks of neoliberal governance, together with states of exception that aren't remarkable yet foundational; threat research utilized to the adjudication of “ethical” types of struggle, terror, and profession; racism and the administration of the existence capacities of populations; the construction and stream of demise as political and financial foreign money; and the possibility of serious and aesthetic reaction. jointly, the essays provide how one can conceptualize biopolitics because the floor for today’s reformulation of governance.
Contributors. Ann Anagnost, Una Chung, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Steve Goodman, Sora Y. Han, Stefano Harney, might Joseph, Randy Martin, Brian Massumi, Luciana Parisi, Jasbir Puar, Amit S. Rai, Eugene Thacker, Çağatay Topal, Craig Willse
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It must move as the accident moves, to where it may irrupt, catching it “before it actually emerges” (as the Bush doctrine of preemption instructs). It must come as “naturally” as the enemy. It must give of itself just as insistently. It must mimic the accident, in operative anticipation of the actual playing out of its potential effects. It must preempt. Dampening accident-amplification is not enough. An alternate growth pattern must be planted on the prototerritory. Full-spectrum power preempts threat by counterproducing its own systemic effects in its stead, in a supplanting of incipience.
S. administrations. If the danger of “success” is so far-reaching, why risk it? Because the stakes are equally high. Neoconservative power’s process does not move alone. It is one half of an ontogenetic couplet. In addition to delivering to territorial systems incipient countereffects potentially feeding their evolution, it cooperates with another process for which it similarly serves as an ontogenetic delivery system. It entrusts this other process with the job of amplifying its counteragitations into adaptive modulations of a more or less sustainable large-scale life system.
It strikes like a force. Its intensely problematic holding-together, of what cannot actually come together, is unbearable. The tension is unlivable. It must resolve itself. It is a life-problem that must play out. The both/and must shake down into one or the other. Foreign infiltrator or “homegrown” terrorist? Arson or climate change? Flu or bioterrorism? Accident or attack? If at the moment of impact an assumption is made as to one or the other, any forthcoming response may well prove to have been misplaced by the event’s subsequent unfolding.