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Published: 01 March 2016

352 Pages

ISBN: 9781474410533

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The Biopolitics of Stalinism

Ideology and Life in Soviet Socialism

First Edition

Sergei Prozorov

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • The first book to investigate Soviet socialism from a biopolitical perspective
  • Extracts Soviet socialism as a distinct strain of political theory, distinguishing it from the grab-bag of totalitarianism or a Russian deviation from 'proper' socialism
  • Critically engages with the canonical theories of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben and Roberto Esposito, and the new materialist theories of Michel Henry, Quentin Meillassoux and Catherine Malabou
  • Analyses the origins of the postcommunist rehabilitation of Stalinism under Putin
  • Develops a new concept of affirmative biopolitics, advancing current debates in political theory and philosophy

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