Octavia E Butler's Parable Of The Sower

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Octavia E Butler’s Afro-futuristic novel Parable of the Sower relates a story of the post-apocalyptic USA jeopardized by environmental catastrophe, the collapse of civilization, economic crisis, and breakdown of community. The book unfolds the intricacies of biopower through the idea of community, safety, life, and death and to understand this I have focused mainly on Roberto Esposito’s idea of community and immunity in relation to biopolitics. In this article, Esposito presents Foucault's biopolitics as a point of departure to understand contemporary biopolitics and tries to trace its immunitary origin and dispersion. Relating community to immunity Esposito argues that the relationship between these two biopolitical structures is one of juxtaposition
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