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Precarious life : the powers of mourning and violence

Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this profound appraisal of post-September 11, 2001 America, Judith Butler considers the conditions of heightened vulnerability and aggression that followed from the attack, and the US government's decision to retaliate. She critiques the use of violence that has emerged as a response to loss, and argues that the dislocation of first-world privilege offers instead a chance to imagine a world in which that  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Butler
ISBN: 1844670058 9781844670055 9781844675449 1844675440 1446700585 9781446700587
OCLC Number: 53398140
Description: xxi, 168 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Explanation and exoneration, or what we can hear --
Violence, mourning, politics --
Indefinite detention --
The charge of anti-semitism: Jews, Israel and the risks of public critique --
Precarious life.
Responsibility: Judith Butler.
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One of America's leading feminist voices examines the world of violence and terror, and asks why some lives are more valued than others. Through five essays, this book responds to various US policies  Read more...


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"If we are interested in arresting cycles of violence to produce less violent outcomes, it is no doubt important to ask what, politically, might be made of grief besides a cry for war." -- Judith Read more...

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