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Starve and immolate : the politics of human weapons

Author: Banu Bargu
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Series: New directions in critical theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Weaving together contemporary and critical political theory with political ethnography, Banu Bargu analyzes the death fast struggle as an exemplary though not exceptional instance of self-destructive practices that are a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Banu Bargu
ISBN: 9780231163408 0231163401
OCLC Number: 880565765
Awards: Winner of Best First Book Prize 2015
Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: xx, 480 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the death fast struggle and the weaponization of life --
Biosovereignty and necroresistance --
Crisis of sovereignty --
The biosovereign assemblage and its tactics --
Prisoners in revolt --
Marxism, martyrdom, memory --
Contentions within necroresistance --
Conclusion : from chains to bodies.
Series Title: New directions in critical theory.
Responsibility: Banu Bargu.
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Tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons.  Read more...

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