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Art, Biopolitics and Resistance

Author(s): Carminda André

Journal: Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença
ISSN 2237-2660

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 426;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Subjectivity | Biopolitics | Street Art | Resistance

In Society Must Be Defended, Michel Foucault presents the idea that, at one point in the history of western Europe, an internalization of war in the modes of social organization occurred. That would have been a value shift from war to politics, asserting it, legitimizing war itself as a way of governing and, therefore, as a way of life. From this perspective, Foucault notes that the po litics that is developed in Modern States is war continued by other means. One governs to maintain a state war. This essay discusses some impacts of this kind of discourse on the arts.
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