Reflecting on the Surfaces of Life

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Science  27 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5837, pp. 454-456
DOI: 10.1126/science.1144402

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The Politics of Life Itself. Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century. By Nikolas Rose. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2007. 367 pp. $65, £38.95. ISBN 9780691121901. Paper, $24.95, £14.95. ISBN 9780691121918.

Rose explores some political, social, and ethical consequences of the shift of biomedicine's focus from the practice of healing to the governance of life.