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War after death : on violence and its limits

Author: Steven Miller
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2014.
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Reevaluates the role of war in politics and society based on an expanded definition of the violence that it entails, with special attention to the destruction of nonliving things such as dead bodies,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Miller
ISBN: 9780823256778 0823256774 0823256782 9780823256785
OCLC Number: 883419540
Description: XII, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction (i.e., the death drive) 1. Statues Also Die 2. Open Letter to the Enemy: Jean Genet, War, and the Exact Measure of Man 3. Mayhem: Symbolic Violence and the Culture of the Death Drive 4. War, Word, Worst: Reading Samuel Beckett's Worstward Ho 5. Translation of a System in Deconstruction: Derrida and the War of Language against Itself Afterword Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Steven Miller.


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"Steven Miller's book War After Death is a truly impressive piece of critical writing. Indeed, this book is one of the most intellectually rich, trenchant and engaging works of criticism that I have Read more...

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