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Title: Movimiento y regímenes de vitalidad: la nueva organización de la vida en la biomedicina
Other Titles: Movement and regimes of vitality: new organization of life in medicine
Author: Tirado Serrano, Francisco Javier
Gálvez Mozo, Anna  
Navarro Castillo, Jorge
Others: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: mobility
regime of vitality
potential object
organization of life
Issue Date: 26-Feb-2013
Publisher: Política y Sociedad
Citation: Tirado, F., Gálvez, A. & Castillo, J. (2012). Movimiento y regímenes de vitalidad: la nueva organización de la vida en la biomedicina. Política y Sociedad, 49(3), 571-590. doi: 10.5209/rev_POSO.2012.v49.n3.38545
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Abstract: This paper puts forward that the massive use of protocols in biomedicine has created a new kind of materiality for pathology. This is very well depicted by the notion of 'potential object' coined by A.N.Whitehead. Potential objects are a complete and heterogeneous ordering of life. We will call to these orderings, resulting from the shaping of such potential objects, regimes of vitality. They establish different scales of life, actors and the relation between them in biomedical activity. Moreover, they define the temporality in the medical processes, the correct articulation between normality and abnormality and, finally, they produce a set of motility conditions for individuals. Based on a research about protocols on cancer, telecare and epidemics we will pose that movement is inseparable from the "truth" that always appears in the regimes of vitality. In this sense, we will also pose that biomedicine has remove our concern about movement from the political and individual sphere and has put it in the sphere of health and normativity of science. In a nutshell, biomedicine has transformed mobility into correct-and-healthy-movement.
Language: Spanish
ISSN: 1988-3129MIAR

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