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Fractal: Revista de Psicologia

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SILVA, Laura Belluzzo de Campos. From the dispositive of sexuality to the dispositive of biotechnology. Fractal, Rev. Psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.27, n.3, pp.291-300. ISSN 1984-0292.

In the book “The will to knowledge”, where he defined what was called the dispositive of sexualitiy,Foucault made possible to glimpse that maybe another dispositive was about to be composed. The recent advances in the area of molecular biology reopen the discussion about the biological behavior basis. They consider the possibility of new intervention forms and their use for commercial purposes. Based on these ideas, this work aims to discuss which contributions the concept of biopower can bring in relation to the biotechnology advances and it maps some lines which compose this newdispositive, the ones could be called biotechnological.

Keywords : Foucault; dispositive; biotechnology; genetic screening; media.

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