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Living dangerously: biopolitics and urban citizenship in Bogotá, Colombia

Zeiderman, Austin ORCID: 0000-0002-3694-3719 (2013) Living dangerously: biopolitics and urban citizenship in Bogotá, Colombia. American Ethnologist, 40 (1). pp. 71-87. ISSN 0094-0496

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Identification Number: 10.1111/amet.12006


What happens when the rights of urban citizens are reconfigured by the biopolitical imperative to protect life from threats? I examine such situations by focusing on how the emergence of risk as a technique of government shapes urban politics in Bogotá, Colombia. Investigating the frames of political engagement within which claims for recognition, inclusion, and entitlement are made, I argue that it is within the domain of biopolitical security that poor and vulnerable populations engage in relationships with the state.

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Additional Information: © 2013 by the American Anthropological Association
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 13:32
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 01:44

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