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Title: Biopolitics and (non-)modernity : population micro-policy, expert knowledge and family in late-communist Poland

Creator:

Klich-Kluczewska, Barbara (1974– )

Date issued/created:

2017

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Acta Poloniae Historica T. 115 (2017)

Contributor:

Korecki, Tristan : Trans. ; Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences ; Polish National Historical Committee

Publisher:

Instytut Historii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

p. 151-174 ; 23 cm

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

This article seeks to investigate the problem of modernity in post-war communist Poland (People’s Republic of Poland, Pol.: Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa, PRL) through the prism of concepts and ideas of model family and possibilities of shaping it, as promoted in the expert discourse and guidance practices. On the interpretation level, it is important to refer to modern – that is, rational and expert knowledge-propelled – social control methods, strictly connected with the concepts or ideas of modern society. The crucial aspect is the tension between biopolitics understood in terms of actions and strategies of modern dictatorship devised to control a population and the concepts of modernity that appeared in expert discourses in the context of, i.a., decreasing natality, modern birth control methods or practices related to maternity/paternity. Analysed are experts’ opinions proving dominant in the discourse, including the arguments put forth at sessions of the Family Council and the Planned Parenthood Association.

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Relation:

Acta Poloniae Historica

Volume:

115

Start page:

151

End page:

174

Detailed Resource Type:

Article : original article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:63833 ; 0001-6829

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. A.295/115 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. A.296/115 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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