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The Resource Necropolitics, Achille Mbembe ; translated by Steven Corcoran

Necropolitics, Achille Mbembe ; translated by Steven Corcoran

Label
Necropolitics
Title
Necropolitics
Statement of responsibility
Achille Mbembe ; translated by Steven Corcoran
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this book the author, a leader in the new wave of francophone critical theory, theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world, a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, militarization, enmity, and terror as well as by a resurgence of racist, fascist, and nationalist forces determined to exclude and kill. He outlines how democracy has begun to embrace its dark side---what he calls its "nocturnal body"---which is based on the desires, fears, affects, relations, and violence that drove colonialism. This shift has hollowed out democracy, thereby eroding the very values, rights, and freedoms liberal democracy routinely celebrates. As a result, war has become the sacrament of our times in a conception of sovereignty that operates by annihilating all those considered enemies of the state. Despite his dire diagnosis, Mbembe draws on post-Foucauldian debates on biopolitics, war, and race as well as Fanon's notion of care as a shared vulnerability to explore how new conceptions of the human that transcend humanism might come to pass. These new conceptions would allow us to encounter the Other not as a thing to exclude but as a person with whom to build a more just world. --
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1957-
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Mbembe, Achille
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Corcoran, Steve
Series statement
Theory in forms
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  • Fanon, Frantz
  • Political violence
  • Decolonization
  • Democracy
  • Postcolonialism
Label
Necropolitics, Achille Mbembe ; translated by Steven Corcoran
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the French
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 Ordeal of the World
  • Exit From Democracy
  • The Society of Enmity
  • Necropolitics
  • Negative Messianism
  • Fanon's Pharmacy
  • This Stifling Noonday
  • Conclusion: Ethics of the Passerby
Control code
on1085633514
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781478005858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085633514
Label
Necropolitics, Achille Mbembe ; translated by Steven Corcoran
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the French
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 Ordeal of the World
  • Exit From Democracy
  • The Society of Enmity
  • Necropolitics
  • Negative Messianism
  • Fanon's Pharmacy
  • This Stifling Noonday
  • Conclusion: Ethics of the Passerby
Control code
on1085633514
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781478005858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085633514

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