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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
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."--Publisher's Web site
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bargu, Banu
Index
index present
LC call number
HN656.5.Z9
LC item number
H844 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Human body
  • Hunger strikes
  • Political prisoners
  • Politics and government
  • Prisoners
  • Protest movements
  • Turkey
Label
Starve and immolate : the politics of human weapons, Banu Bargu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
880565765
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 480 pages
Isbn
9780231163408
Lccn
2014001323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024121878
System control number
(OCoLC)880565765
Label
Starve and immolate : the politics of human weapons, Banu Bargu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
880565765
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 480 pages
Isbn
9780231163408
Lccn
2014001323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024121878
System control number
(OCoLC)880565765

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