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    Resistant lives: law, life, singularity

    Hanafin, Patrick (2014) Resistant lives: law, life, singularity. Soft Power: Euro-American Journal of Historical and Theoretical Studies of Politics 1 (1), ISSN 2389-8232.

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    This article examines the potential of Roberto Esposito’s work for a rethinking of the relationship between norm and life: in particular, the possibility of a vitalization of normativity which subverts the normative ordering of individual lives. Esposito’s intervention in biopolitical debates allows us to think of a micropolitics of life as zoe which contests the ordering molarpolitics of Life as bios. The author examines this play between normativization of life and vitalization of norm in the context of citizen resistance to the attempt to normatively order their reproductive choices in the case of the 2004 Italian law on assisted reproduction.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): biopolitics, law, biotechnology
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR), Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 14:16
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:22


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