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BiocitizenshipThe Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power$
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Kelly E. Happe, Jenell Johnson, and Marina Levina

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781479845194

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479845194.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction

Jenell Johnson

Kelly E. Happe

Marina Levina

NYU Press

This chapter provides an overview of the current literature on biocitizenship. It begins by synthesizing the three dominant models of biocitizenship in earlier work: as collective redress for bodily injury by the state; as a mode of biopolitical governance; and as a form of health activism. It then offers critiques of normative models of biocitizenship, and concludes with a brief discussion of each of the book’s chapters.

Keywords:   Biocitizenship, Biopolitics, Somatic individuality, Somatic collective, Health activism

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