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Technologies of domination and technologies of self: dialectics of emancipation

Grant number: 12/13655-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 04, 2012
Effective date (End): January 03, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Vladimir Pinheiro Safatle
Grantee:Silvio Ricardo Gomes Carneiro
Supervisor: Douglas MacKey Kellner
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:09/16831-3 - Power on life: Marcuse and biopolitics, BP.DR

Abstract

The present research results from the PhD project, named "Power over life: Marcuse and the Biopolitics", which intends to relate the Marcusean thinking with Foucaultian categories of biopower. Particularly, during the sponsored stage at UCLA, we will focus our studies on the Douglas Kellner´s perspective about this philosophical link. His inquiries on post-modernity as much as his approach with Marcusean perspective allow us to develop our investigation in a deeper way. From concepts as "technologies of domination" and "technologies of self" - that appear in Foucaultian structures of the genealogy of power and aesthetics of existence respectively - Kellner establishes a field of questions that adds Marcuse in contemporary debate of biopolitics. This movement is possible when Kellner points limits in the Foucaultian formulations, mainly in the questions of political resistance: elements that call for a dialectic of emancipation. (AU)

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