(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Caring for the collective : biopower and agential subjectification in wildlife conservation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper explores turtle conservation in Odisha, India, to map the complicated ways in which animal well-being is pursued in the contemporary world. Using insights from Foucault’s work on biopolitics, it offers an account of conservation as population politics, questioning the entanglement of harm and care that infuses this space of more-than-human social change. In doing this, the paper elaborates the concept of agential subjectification in order to track the mechanisms that underlie the asymmetric circulation of biopower in human–animal interactions and to develop Foucauldian scholarship for the examination of present-day manifestations of the ‘will to improve’.


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no3 [pp. 501-517]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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