Essays about: "biopower"

Showing result 21 - 25 of 32 essays containing the word biopower.

  1. 21. Diagnostic Powers : What a new diagnosis tells us about current workings of medicine.

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Malin Lorensson; [2016]
    Keywords : Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder; PMDD; Biomedicalisation; Biopower; Contested Diagnosis;

    Abstract : This essay researches current workings of medicine in relation to contested, female diagnoses. This is made by looking at the construction of the new psychological diagnosis Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) in Swedish media, and relating it to a current trend seen in medicine; to medicalize women’s underperformance. READ MORE

  2. 22. New healthcare system regulations, same problems : A Study on the Effects of Unattainable Healthcare and a Non-Government Funded Organization in New York City

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi

    Author : Jennifer Garcia; [2016]
    Keywords : biopower; volunteers; uninsured patients; stigmas; United States Healthcare System; medical anthropology;

    Abstract : Throughout the existence of the United States there have been multiple ways to seek healthcare insurance, and healthcare services and treatment. As the country developed a system in which healthcare was distributed was created. READ MORE

  3. 23. Smart Somatic Citizens : Responsibilisation and Relations in the Empowered City(sense) Project

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för idé- och lärdomshistoria

    Author : Martin Stojanov; [2015]
    Keywords : Biopower; mHealth; Environmental Sensing; Governmentality; Responsibilisation;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is to investigate how processes of subjectification constitute the empowered citizen/patient in the discourses on smart cities. Descriptions of smartphone apps which use environmental sensor data are analysed through discourse analytic approach to governmentality. READ MORE

  4. 24. The power within empowerment - A study of the outreach work performed by Mentor Mothers in The Kingdom of Swaziland

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Socialhögskolan

    Author : Matilda Berggren; Sanne Modin; [2014]
    Keywords : power; empowerment; Michel Foucault; contraceptive use; The Kingdom of Swaziland; Mentor Mother; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Authors: Matilda Berggren and Sanne Modin Title: The power within empowerment - A study of the outreach work performed by Mentor Mothers in The Kingdom of Swaziland Supervisor: Anna Angelin Assessors: Anna Meuwisse and Max Koch Our aim with this thesis was to identify potential barriers and potential possibilities in the work of Mentor Mothers. Through interviews with women working in the project of Siphilile, in the Kingdom of Swaziland, we were able to identify four different areas where barriers and possibilities became visible: practical conditions, health care, contraceptive use, and material resources. READ MORE

  5. 25. Disciplining the Japanese Body: Gender, Power and Skin Color in Japan

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Centrum för öst- och sydöstasienstudier

    Author : Evdokia Angelaka; [2013]
    Keywords : Japan; Whiteness; Power; Gender; Foucault; Beauty norms; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to explore gender norms, beauty ideals and social practices and the way these become ‘visible’ on the Japanese female body as (re)producing the ideal Japanese femininity and skin color in particular. In order to achieve that, I investigate and identify these norms, the mechanisms that implement them on the body and the attitudes and expression of resistance against them. READ MORE