New Book: Bioislas

Marlene Duprey’s Bioislas: ensayos sobre biopolítica y gubernamentalidad en Puerto Rico [Essays on Biopolitics and Governmentality in Puerto Rico] (Ediciones Callejón, 2010) will be launched at Sala-Teatro Beckett, on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, from 7:30 to 10:30pm. Professors Érika Fontánez and Carmen Luisa González will present the book. Sala-Teatro Beckett is located at 1008 Ponce de León Avenue in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

The book discusses subjects such as hygiene, governmentality, and biopolitics; epidemics and governmentality; bio-power and the female body; biotechnology, the discourse of risk, and bio-power; reproductive panic in the in-vitro era; and symptoms and challenges of Puerto Rican political culture.

Marlene Duprey holds a master’s degree in sociology and a PhD in Puerto Rican and Caribbean history. She is presently as a professor in the Department of Social Sciences in the School of General Studies of the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. She also teaches at the university’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program.

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