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Journal
2009 | 35 | 2 | 71-95
Article title

Akumulacja ludzi, akumulacja kapitału. O splocie kapitalizmu i biopolityki na przykładzie nowoczesnej urbanizacji

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Content
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Title variants
EN
Accumulation of Capital and People. Linking Capitalism and Biopolitics in the Process of Modern Urbanisation
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PL
Abstracts
EN
The article is an attempt at capturing the process of modern urbanisation in terms of Michel Foucault's theory of power technologies. Drawing on the characteristics of urban forms corresponding to three techniques of power constitutive to modern Western societies (sovereignty, discipline and government), as presented by Foucault in the 1977/78 series of lectures entitled 'Sécurité, territoire, population', the author argues that urbanisation viewed from this perspective turns out to be a process of the accumulation of people, closely linked and parallel to the process of capital accumulation. It results in the formation of contemporary 'urban environments', inhabited by a biopolitically governed 'population' - the social body of capital, or the so-called 'human capital'. Contemporary municipal studies, as well as municipal policy-making, often employ these terms without any critical analysis. The shortcomings of such an approach are presented through an analysis of the place of spatial economy (or spatial planning) in the biopolitical corpus of power-knowledge and confronted with Manuel Castells' diagnosis of the role of contemporary cities in the socioeconomic system formulated in The Urban Question.
Journal
Year
Volume
35
Issue
2
Pages
71-95
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Jan Swianiewicz, c/o Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Filozofii, ul.Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, 00-047 Warszawa, Poland
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA085821
YADDA identifier
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