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From the Publisher"A much needed update of the governmentality framework to account for new developments in biopower and sovereignty. This is both an excellent introduction to key terms in recent Foucauldian political theory as well as a thorough accounting of the various spaces and practices of governing in the contemporary US context."
Jack Z. Bratich, Rutgers University
"This is an ambitious text explaining the convergence of neoliberal economics, the neoconservative security state, and social conservatism using the lens of Foucaultian governmentality... Recommended." — Choice, March 2009
"Majia Nadesan's new book is a welcome addition to the critique of neoliberalism, and will be of interest for those concerned with the rising practices of surveillance and normalization in the name of improving life."
- Brian Sluggett, University of Alberta, Surveillance & Society
Overall, this collection of essays provides a number of compelling and novel observations on cancer in the twentieth century, and hopefully it will serve to inspire further scholarship in this area. Mark Parascandola, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda