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Critique of security

Critique of security

Author: Mark Neocleous
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, cop. 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Critique of Security brings together very diverse discussions about security in order to sustain a genuine critique of security and its study.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Neocleous
ISBN: 9780748633289 0748633286 0748633294 9780748633296
OCLC Number: 690743848
Description: 1 vol. (VI-247 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. 'The supreme concept of bourgeois society': liberalism and the technique of security; (i) Security, sovereignty, prerogative; (ii) Liberty in security and liberal insecurity; (iii) Prerogative and necessity: towards emergency; 2. Emergency? What emergency?; (i) From martial law to emergency powers; (ii) Walter Benjamin goes to Senate; (iii) Against normality; 3. From social to national security: on the fabrication of economic order; (i) The garden of security, or 'Security - this is more like it'; (ii) Containment I: national security, international order and six million corpses; 4. Security, identity, loyalty; (i) Containment II: national security, domestic order and the fear of disintegration; (ii) The garden of pansies, or 'no communists or cocksuckers in the library'; 5. The Company and the Campus; (i) Security fetishism; (ii) Security intellectuals; (iii) Closing gambit: return the gift.
Responsibility: Mark Neocleous.


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