BIOPOWER AND THE AVALANCHE OF. PRINTED NUMBERS lan Hacking. Long ago, in Les Mots et les chases, Michel Foucault taught that. Life, Labor, and . Hacking Biopower and the Avalanche of Printed Numbers. Report. Post on Jan Views. Category. Hacking Ian. “Biopower and the Avalanche of Printed Numbers.”. Humanities in Society. ;– Print. 9. Hamlin Christopher. “The History and.

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This was a project of the Demography and epidemiology research theme, part of the Department of Geography’s Cambridge Cultural and Historical Geography thematic research group. Far from being the precursor of the ‘Information Age’, state, economy and society in early industrial Britain c.

The statistical state: knowledge, numbers and population in Britain, c. 1780-1837

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I felt that the most important of Hacking argument was just after page 24! His work on making people up is elsewhere overtly Foucauldian evidence below. View in Source Cite this paper.

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Electoral change on such biopowwer dramatic scale was only possible because of the availability of spatially and temporally consistent demographic and fiscal data.

These themes, although not described as such, certainly shade into biopolitics. This project is particularly concerned with investigating the disruptive effects of information gathering on modes of governance.

Is there a Biopolitical Subject? How are people made up? Foucault and Beyond Vernon W. Earlier PhD work suggested that the collection of population statistics from contributed to a major re-alignment of the relationship between the core of the British state, principally parliament, and its periphery, principally parishes and counties.


We think of these kinds of people as definite classes defined by definite properties. Hacking wrote the Introduction for the full recent translation of the History of Madness the one that got all the controversy recently, with a long reply by Colin Gordon.

Steven Hutchinson 4 Estimated H-index: Although parliament was the driving force behind late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century social enquiry Innesthe creation of new forms of social and demographic knowledge had dramatic, and unintended, consequences for the institution which had promoted information gathering so vigorously.

The romantic fantasy lurks here, the purity of the possessed, of those who not only speak the truth in paradox, like the fools in Shakespeare, but who are themselves the truth. Il potere secondo Fo… on What is the dispositif? Building on research initially undertaken as part of an ESRC-funded doctoral research project PTA into the development and implications of census-taking, this post-doctoral study will explore other dimensions of the ‘avalanche of printed numbers’ Hacking,including the collection of data on criminals, poor relief expenditure and food prices.

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About research at Cambridge. The current project intends to extend this analysis further by considering the relationship between new kinds of information prrinted and economic and social policy-making in the period Other Papers By First Author. One thought was to be decisively dropped.


Notify me of new comments via email. Sometimes, our sciences create kinds of people that in a certain sense did not exist before.

By employing a wider definition of state action than is allowed for in crude measures of public expenditure or statute-making, this research seeks to challenge conventional accounts that prinhed on the rise of the laissez-faire state after eg Niopower and Mandler International students Continuing education Executive and professional education Courses in education. You can see quite a few Foucauldian themes there, including normalization, but also medicalization and biologization.

I was wondering if there is somewhere avalancge end to the Heyman Center conference? A wide range of published and unpublished sources will be used in this study.

To a greater or lesser extent, new information technologies — principally computing — have played a transformative role in each of these areas by disrupting traditional modes of production.

And since they are changed, they are not quite the same kind of people as before. Infancy, autism, and the emergence of a socially disordered body. Bikpower think of many kinds of people as objects of scientific inquiry.

Hacking Biopower and the Avalanche of Printed Numbers

Biopower and the avalanche of printed number Ian Hacking. This site uses cookies. Foucault and the Birth of Biopolitics Vernon W.

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