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The Resource Security : politics, humanity, and the philology of care, John T. Hamilton

Security : politics, humanity, and the philology of care, John T. Hamilton

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Security : politics, humanity, and the philology of care
Title
Security
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politics, humanity, and the philology of care
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John T. Hamilton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From national security and social security to homeland and cyber-security, "security" has become one of the most overused words in culture and politics today. Yet it also remains one of the most undefined. What exactly are we talking about when we talk about security? In this original and timely book, John Hamilton examines the discursive versatility and semantic vagueness of security both in current and historical usage. Adopting a philological approach, he explores the fundamental ambiguity of this word, which denotes the removal of "concern" or "care" and therefore implies a condition that is either carefree or careless. Spanning texts from ancient Greek poetry to Roman Stoicism, from Augustine and Luther to Machiavelli and Hobbes, from Kant and Nietzsche to Heidegger and Carl Schmitt, Hamilton analyzes formulations of security that involve both safety and negligence, confidence and complacency, certitude and ignorance. Does security instill more fear than it assuages? Is a security purchased with freedom or human rights morally viable? How do security projects inform our expectations, desires, and anxieties? And how does the will to security relate to human finitude? Although the book makes clear that security has always been a major preoccupation of humanity, it also suggests that contemporary panics about security and the related desire to achieve perfect safety carry their own very significant risks --
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Hamilton, John T
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Caring
  • Caring
  • Security, International
Label
Security : politics, humanity, and the philology of care, John T. Hamilton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-316) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Homo curans -- Security studies and philology -- Handle with care -- A brief semantic history of securitas -- The pasture and the garden -- Security on the beach -- Tranquillity, anger, and caution -- Fortitude and maternal care -- Embarkations -- Lingua homini lupus -- Repercussions -- Revolution's chances -- Vital instabilities -- The sorrow of thinking -- Surveillance, conspiracy, and the nanny state on the main
Control code
FIEb17462770
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780691157528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812017879
Label
Security : politics, humanity, and the philology of care, John T. Hamilton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-316) 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
Homo curans -- Security studies and philology -- Handle with care -- A brief semantic history of securitas -- The pasture and the garden -- Security on the beach -- Tranquillity, anger, and caution -- Fortitude and maternal care -- Embarkations -- Lingua homini lupus -- Repercussions -- Revolution's chances -- Vital instabilities -- The sorrow of thinking -- Surveillance, conspiracy, and the nanny state on the main
Control code
FIEb17462770
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780691157528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812017879

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