9781479845194: Hardback
Release Date: 21st August 2018

9781479860531: Paperback
Release Date: 21st August 2018

9781479867271: PDF
Release Date: 21st August 2018

8 black and white illustrations

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 340

Series Biopolitics

NYU Press


The Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power

Hardback / £77.00
Paperback / £25.99
PDF / £30.00

Kelly E. Happe is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Communication Studies at the University of Georgia. She is author of The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity After the Human Genome Project.

Jenell Johnsonis Mellon-Morgridge Professor of the Humanities and Associate Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of American Lobotomy: A Rhetorical History.
Marina Levina is Associate Professor of Communication at The University of Memphis. She is the author of Pandemics and the Media.

There has to date been no edited volume on the subject of biocitizenship. Johnson, Happe, and Levina helpfully fill this gap, bringing together disparate voices from various disciplines into a volume that is provocative and insightful."

New Genetics and Society

This timely collection offers up rich and generative archives for thinking about the concept of biocitizenship, and in so doing becomes a vital resource for discussions on how we narrate and navigate engagements with the materiality of bodies alongside processes of biomedicalization, entangled as they are with the interests of capital and the differential valuation of lives.

Angela Willey,Author of Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology

Biocitizenship offers marvelous transdisciplinary perspectives on how health, bodies, and life are entangled in power dynamics manifesting variously in civic belonging and political subjection, social exclusion, and creative resistance.

Jennifer Terry,Author of Attachments to War: Biomedical Logics and Violence in Twenty-First-Century America