5. Biopower

Biopower and Cyberpower in Online News

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Dominic Boyer

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch5

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Boyer, D. (2011) Biopower, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. Rice University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • biopower - and cyberpower in online news;
  • “Biopower” in Foucault's original schematization;
  • Foucault, that life and population - a means and ends of modern power;
  • biopower, governmentality and online news;
  • news mediation, powerful organizational force - in discourse networks;
  • missing element, accounting for nationalism - as specific kind of publicity;
  • imagining digital publicity - fundamental disruption of modern publicity;
  • synoptical field, referred to elsewhere - as “cyberpolitics”;
  • impact of digital information and communication technologies (ICT);
  • biopolitics and/as cyberpolitics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biopower, Governmentality, Online News

  • News Media, Modern Publicity, Biopower

  • Digital Publicity, Cyberpower

  • Platform, Content, User: An Outline of Online Cyberpolitical Discourse and Practice

  • Conclusion: Biopolitics and/as Cyberpolitics

  • References