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Title Systems of Life : Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity.
Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (281 pages)
Series Forms of Living Ser.
Forms of Living Ser.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Biopolitics -- Europe -- History.
Economics -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History.
European literature -- 18th century.
European literature -- 19th century.
Genre History
Contents Cover; Systems of Life; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Introduction: Systems of Life, or Bioeconomic Politics; 1. Looking for (Economic) Growth in the Eighteenth Century; 2. An African Diasporic Critique of Violence; 3. Rousseau: Vital Instinct and Pity; 4. System and Subject in Adam Smith's Political Economy: Nature, Vitalism, and Bioeconomic Life; 5. Vitalism's Revolution: John Thelwall, Life, and the Economy of Radical Politics; 6. Writing Generation: Revolutionary Bodies and the Poetics of Political Economy; 7. William Blake and the Time of Ontogeny.
8. Concerning Hunger: Empire Aesthetics in the Present Moment9. The Hero Takes a Fall: Gravity, Comedy, and Darwin's Entangled Bank; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; Index.
Summary Systems of Life offers a wide-ranging revaluation of the emergence of biopolitics in Europe from the mid- eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. In staging an encounter among literature, political economy, and the still emergent sciences of life in that historical moment, the essays collected here reopen the question of how concepts of animal, vegetable, and human life, among other biological registers, had an impact on the Enlightenment project of thinking politics and economics as a joint enterprise. The volume's contributors consider politics, economics, and the biological as distinct, semi-autonomous spheres whose various combinations required inventive, sometimes incomplete, acts of conceptual mediation, philosophical negotiation, disciplinary intervention, or aesthetic representation.
Other Author Chakravorty, Mrinalini.
Ford, James.
Goldstein, Amanda Jo.
Macherey, Pierre.
Mann, Annika.
Marouby, Christian.
Packham, Catherine.
Barney, Richard A.
Montag, Warren.
Other Title Print version: Campbell, Timothy C. Systems of Life : Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity. New York : Fordham University Press, ©2018 9780823281725