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Starve and immolate : the politics of human weapons

Author: Banu Bargu
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016. ©2014
Series: New directions in critical theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edition 2016View all editions and formats

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.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Banu Bargu
ISBN: 9780231163408 0231163401 9780231163415 023116341X
OCLC Number: 976447271
Awards: Winner of Best First Book Prize 2015
Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: xx, 480 pages : illustrations ; 23 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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Combining original theorizing with state-of-the-art ethnography, Banu Bargu gives us a rare inside look at political practices that are increasingly salient but little understood. At once a case Read more...

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