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Published: 01 July 2017

232 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190691516

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The Biopolitics of Gender

Jemima Repo

  • Introduces a new theoretical and methodological approach to gender
  • Conducts a genealogy of gender similar to Foucault's mid-twentieth century genealogy of sexuality
  • Argues that gender is an apparatus of biopower invented in the postwar period in order to regulate the reproduction of capital and population
  • Demonstrates how gender forges biopolitical connections between sexology, psychiatry, feminism, demography, economics, and public policy
  • Reconsiders the emancipatory potential of the idea of gender for feminist theory and politics today