From citizens to patients: a threat to resist (2020)


Pandemic Lectures at the International University College of Turin

Ugo Mattei & Federico Soldani, May 4, 2020

“The decline of law as a tool for social control and its supplanting by technological, mental, and medical management aimed at preventing deviant behavior, with nary a concern for such substitution’s deleterious effects.”

(Also published on Foucault News May 8,2020

Other interesting lectures in the series can be found here.

The image above refers to the first public formulation of the concept of transformation from citizens to patients (Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, 2019).

Last Updated on July 28, 2020 by Federico Soldani

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