Rethinking Bios and Politics After Foucault

 

Conference: 8-10 October 2016

A decade ago, the ubiquity of Foucault’s terms in anthropological conferences, books, and journal articles prompted some to credit him with providing the discipline’s lingua franca.

More recently, as some within anthropology speak of “turning” on an ontological axis in a way not usually associated with Foucault’s oeuvre, we find it timely to revisit Foucault’s investigations into bios and politics within the context of his broader philosophical contributions.