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Living dangerously: biopolitics and urban citizenship in Bogotá, Colombia

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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2013 by the American Anthropological Association
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 13:32
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/48524/

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