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The Resource Starve and immolate : the politics of human weapons, Banu Bargu

Starve and immolate : the politics of human weapons, Banu Bargu

Label
Starve and immolate : the politics of human weapons
Title
Starve and immolate
Title remainder
the politics of human weapons
Statement of responsibility
Banu Bargu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Starve and Immolate 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. Weaving together contemporary and critical political theory with political ethnography, Banu Bargu analyzes the death fast struggle as an exemplary though not exceptional instance of self-destructive practices that are a consequence of, retort to, and refusal of the increasingly biopolitical forms of sovereign power deployed around the globe. Bargu chronicles the experiences, rituals, values, beliefs, ideological self-representations, and contentions of the protestors who fought cellular confinement against the background of the history of Turkish democracy and the treatment of dissent in a country where prisons have become sites of political confrontation. A critical response to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish, Starve and Immolate centers on new forms of struggle that arise from the asymmetric antagonism between the state and its contestants in the contemporary prison. Bargu ultimately positions the weaponization of life as a bleak, violent, and ambivalent form of insurgent politics that seeks to wrench the power of life and death away from the modern state on corporeal grounds and in increasingly theologized forms. Drawing attention to the existential commitment, sacrificial morality, and militant martyrdom that transforms these struggles into a complex amalgam of resistance, Bargu explores the global ramifications of human weapons' practices of resistance, their possibilities and limitations
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bargu, Banu
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New directions in critical theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hunger strikes
  • Protest movements
  • Prisoners
  • Political prisoners
  • Human body
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Turkey
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Human body
  • Hunger strikes
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Protest movements
  • Turkey
  • 20th and 21st Century Philosophy
  • Government, Resistance to
  • History of Philosophy
  • Hunger strikes
  • Philosophy
  • Political prisoners
  • Political science
  • Protest movements
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Label
Starve and immolate : the politics of human weapons, Banu Bargu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn890696361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538114
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/barg16340
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 123fbbc2-d191-42ae-9493-6775f7570a89
  • 22573/ctt14823n8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890696361
Label
Starve and immolate : the politics of human weapons, Banu Bargu
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn890696361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538114
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/barg16340
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 123fbbc2-d191-42ae-9493-6775f7570a89
  • 22573/ctt14823n8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890696361

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