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This chapter seeks to displace the “affirmation versus vulnerability” schema by asking whether collective and collectively mobilized vulnerability would be a gesture that occasions (rather than finalizes) political action. It takes a closer look at vulnerability as aporia (what does this concept render admissible, and what does it render inadmissible regarding political subjectivity?) by focusing on feminist and antimilitarist activity in post-Yugoslavia, and, in particular, Women in Black’s enactments of cross-border camaraderie and mourning for those officially turned into “enemies” and violently disavowed as such. These activists’ mode of protest is about exposing the embodied losses—of bodies, communities, and possibilities—that...

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