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David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and “The Novel of Globalization”: Biopower and the Secret History of the Novel
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2012 (English)In: Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, ISSN 0011-1619, Vol. 53, no 4, 381-392 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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David Mitchell's debut novel Ghostwritten (1999) not only depicts a globalized world; its peculiar formal organization also embodies the mode of relatedness that characterizes globalization. This article shows that the invisible, decentralized power that defines globalization can be understood as what Michel Foucault called biopower. As a novel of globalization, Mitchell's novel lays bare the hidden historical and theoretical affinities between the novel genre on the one hand and biopower on the other.

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2012. Vol. 53, no 4, 381-392 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-83356DOI: 10.1080/00111619.2010.511318ISI: 000319170600006OAI: diva2:575363

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Available from: 2012-12-10 Created: 2012-12-10 Last updated: 2013-07-23Bibliographically approved

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