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Frames of War : When Is Life Grievable?.

Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: London : Verso, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Frames of War begins where Butler's Precarious Lives left off: on the idea that we cannot grieve for those lost lives that we never saw as lives to begin with. In this age of CNN-mediated war, the lives of those wretched populations of the earth -- the refugees; the victims of unjust imprisonment and torture; the immigrants virtually enslaved by their starvation and legal disenfranchisement -- are always presented  Read more...
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Butler, Judith.
Frames of War : When Is Life Grievable?
London : Verso, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Butler
ISBN: 9781784782481 1784782483
OCLC Number: 1015863725
Description: 1 online resource (129 pages)
Contents: Halftitle Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction to the Paperback; Introduction: Precarious Life, Grievable Life; 1. Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect; 2. Torture and the Ethics of Photography: Thinking with Sontag; 3. Sexual Politics, Torture, and Secular Time; 4. Non-Thinking in the Name of the Normative; 5. The Claim of Non-Violence.

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"Frames of War begins where Butler's Precarious Lives left off: on the idea that we cannot grieve for those lost lives that we never saw as lives to begin with. In this age of CNN-mediated war, the lives of those wretched populations of the earth -- the refugees; the victims of unjust imprisonment and torture; the immigrants virtually enslaved by their starvation and legal disenfranchisement -- are always presented to us as already irretrievable and thereby already lost. We may shake our heads at their wretchedness but then we sacrifice them nonetheless, for they are already forgone. By analyzing the different frames through which we experience war, Butler calls for a reorientation of the Left toward the precarity of those lives. Only by recognizing those lives as precarious lives -- lives that are not yet lost but are ever fragile and in need of protection -- might the Left stand in unity against the violence perpetrated through arbitrary state power. -- Publisher description.

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