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comparative arguments about the objectivity and power of numbers in biopolitics see Porter, ‘Measurement, Objectivity, and Trust’ and Hacking, ‘Biopower and the Avalanche of Printed Numbers’.
50 Amundson, ‘Against Normal Function’, p. 34.
51 Epstein, ‘Bodily Differences and Collective Identities’, p. 195.
52 Kingma, ‘Health and Disease’, p. 44.
53 Braun, Breathing Race into the Machine .
54 Epstein, Inclusion , p. 24.
55 Braun, Breathing Race into the Machine .
56 Ibid., p. 205.
57 For the original mapping of intersectionality see Crenshaw , K
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Dietary advice and agency in North America and Britain
and in wartime against the enemy’.
A woman's obligation to provide ‘good nutrition’ for her husband and children was addressed often in Food Values . By discussing the effects of malnutrition on men, especially their physical unsuitability for joining the army, and the impact of improper nutrition on schoolchildren, the Plimmers stressed that women could serve their country by providing proper nutrition at home. A prime example of the influence of biopolitics at that time was that the Plimmers emphasised the
Ian Kennedy, oversight and accountability in the 1980s
. See also Foucault, The Birth of
Biopolitics, pp. 225–6.
146 Kennedy, The Unmasking of Medicine, p. 115.
147 Ibid, p. 118.
148 Ibid p. 119.
149 Ibid, p. 129.
150 Ian Kennedy, ‘The Patient on the Clapham Omnibus’, Modern Law
Review, Vol. 47, no. 4 (1984) pp. 454–71 (p. 468).
151 R. B. Welbourne, ‘The View of an Editor of The Journal of Medical
Ethics’, in ‘Report of a Conference on the Teaching of Medical Ethics,
held on Thursday 16 February 1984’ (General Medical Council)
pp. 18–20 (p. 20). National Archives FD7/3268. This talk was
reprinted as R. B
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77 D. Stedman Jones, Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014); M. Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978–79 , trans. G. Burchell, ed. M. Senellart (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
78 Cf. D. Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism (Oxford University Press, 2005).
79 Addison, No Turning Back , pp. 259
Dystopian performatives and vertigo aesthetics in popular theatre
technologies to support the emergence of totalitarian regimes. Urinetown’s technological focus is the toilet. Suitably, in an age of biopolitics, this dystopia
is viscerally of the body and the humour is scatological. The technology
itself is of course not speculative. In parts of the world where Urinetown
has largely been performed this is a rather taken-for-granted piece of
technology. However, it points to the way that the dystopian potential of
technology is not always immediately apparent and that progress can no
longer depend on unlimited natural resources. Changing
surrounding what are, in the West, squarely medical topics such as
depopulation and infertility, through examination of
‘therapeutic insurgency’ from the Congolese as a
response to a repressive biopolitics imposed by a ‘nervous
This chapter focuses on both what is common and what
is quite peculiar about the Belgian case
intellectual development. 57
Discipline and agency
Several historians have
underlined the disciplinary or moralising aspects of health
exhibitions. Inspired by the Foucauldian notion of
‘biopolitics’, they have argued that these exhibitions
were meant to discipline the visitor’s gaze, body or
behaviour. When discussing the ‘strategies’ of
the nation state – which brought with it a system of
biopolitics that conferred the task of managing psychiatric patients
on medical specialists – the Belgian government decided to
acknowledge the existence of this system for treating the mentally
ill by creating a ‘state-run colony for the family-based
treatment of mental problems’ in 1850. 33 Although this involved a degree