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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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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Biocitizenship
Author(s):

Jenell Johnson

Kelly E. Happe

Marina Levina

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479845194.003.0001

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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