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[Speech] 2014-04-16 The Rise of Transnational Biopower

Speaker:Prof. Adrian Bailey

Date/Time: April 16th 2014, 9: 30~11:30

Place: Room405, Geography Department Building

This presentation draws on recent critical geography scholarship that combines Foucault's insights on anatomopolitics and biopolitics to consider the wider circulation of biopower in contemporary global society. In particular, empirical examples are drawn from Europe's ongoing negotiation of capitalist crisis to illustrate the rise of a transnational biopolitics. The case of international and global migration suggests that population movement to, from, and within Europe both responds to changes in economic and cultural conditions and, through migrant agency and socio-spatial practices, reshapes structural relations.