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Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375364-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7536-4
... Benedictine monks in Algeria, the chapter documents a range of cases in which adherence to the principle of “humanity” required ICRC workers to subject themselves to possible acts of violence, sometimes while providing medical aid to the very people carrying out such acts. Such “neutrality” is neither...
Published: 16 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012986-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1298-6
... minori- ties. At best, they argue, the neutrality enshrined in many Eu ro pean treaties and constitutions fails to deliver the grand promise of universal equality. At worst, it may actually enable bigotry and polarization or even facilitate per- secution. This argument, which has been applied to other...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009108-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0910-8
... the depth of desperation. Inside the museum a space 5 The Ethics of Representing Precarity Film in the Era of Global Complicity Representing Precarity 185 for the exhibition of art the bleak experience of living an invisible and precaritized life is transformed into an experience of spending the...
Published: 01 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009276-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0927-6
...INTRODUCTION Politics and Ethics in the Age of Algorithms The mathematical proposition has been given the stamp of incontestability. I.e.: Dispute about other things; this is immovable it is a hinge on which your dispute can turn. Ludwig Wittgenstein, On Certainty A Hinge on Which Your...
Published: 21 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375548-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
.... chapter 13 Ethics and Statecraft What I Learned from Nelson Mandela I first met Nelson Mandela in Washington, DC, in June 1990 when I shared the dais with him on his first visit to the United States. A few months earlier, in February of that year, I had been...
Published: 31 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007517-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0751-7
... find or afford long- term care once deported to their coun- try of origin. The barrier effectively neutralizes the menace of illegal aliens to the body politic. Within the broader scope of this volume, the ethnography of emergency responders illuminates the intersection between two modalities of...
Published: 18 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388135-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8813-5
...18 The Ethical Aims of Social Inquiry My argument is simple. In classical times social inquiry concerned itself with the effort to discern the best society. Modern social thought since Machiavelli andHobbes has sought to understand the conditions for a good society, one that was understood to be...
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393221-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9322-1
... InequalIty of l Ives, H IerarcHIes of HumanIty " Moral Commitments and Ethical Dilemmas of Humanitarianism Didier Fassin Thus for the ordinary, everyday man, the value of life rests solely on the fact that he regards himself more highly than he does the world. The great lack of imagination from...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374213-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7421-3
... of positivist epistemologies, critiques that recognize what passes as “Science,” unqualified, as a culturally local and historically situated knowledge politics grounded in a myth of value neutrality and thereby unaccountable beyond the confines of its internal logics. Building on this genealogy and...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005292-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0529-2
... seemingly normal American family, dedicated to ethical living and pushed to social extremes. It is along these edges that resources for futurity are found. In varying ways, a composite portrait of modern polygamy positions it as quintessentially progressive, American, and normal, in pointed contrast to the...
Published: 23 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012627-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1262-7
... geographical descriptions of the term remain neutral in relation to the positionalities of those who are bewildered by certain terrains and texts and others who are not. Bewilderment, as an aesthetic strategy, indicates the pres- ence of much larger aesthetic frames. Poet Fanny Howe, in a beautiful essay...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375715-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7571-5
... This chapter explains why the book has used the language of neutrality, instead of the more common term—alienation—to highlight the problems of global labor and social life. Attempting a non-normative analysis with a nonprescriptive ethic, this chapter points out divergent tracks of global life...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375364-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7536-4
..., innocent children and blameless (baby) animals. In their neoteny, they become “neutral,” but not necessarily neutralized, and engage the powerful affects and aesthetics at work in humanitarian ethics and politics. Such forms of object-being involve the cosmological and cosmopolitical, and may be usefully...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377849-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7784-9
... terms of "inviolable" human dignity, a term borrowed from the law of property. There is, finally, an ethical pathos in liberalism which, com• bined with an insistence on "objectivity" or neutrality, transforms all political concepts: war becomes competition or discussionj the state becomes...
Published: 22 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003465-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0346-5
... for conserving nature as ethically biased and in contrast to a more scientific, value- neutral approach (Takacs 1996). However, the effect of the Green Revolution on all living beings, ex- tending beyond agriculture, seemed to give justification for ethical concerns by providing real- life examples...
Published: 29 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005339-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0533-9
... the ways in which what we tend toward, invest in, feel affinity with, obsess over, attach ourselves to, and help nourish shapes and reshapes not only our sense of self but our ethical relationship to the world at large. It is perhaps no surprise that this par tic u lar cluster of questions was for...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012634-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1263-4
... natural self. Terezi s construction of her body, which she articulates through a dis- course of natural, and which is rather gender neutral as well, is a stark con- trast to the hyperfeminine body aesthetics of Nicki Minaj, whom she judges as fake in both body and personality. Other girls came to Minaj...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377849-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7784-9
... From Legitimacy to Dictatorship-and Back Again Leo Strauss's Critique of the Anti-Liberalism of Carl Schmitt Robert Howse Introduction The encounter between Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss remains a source of fascination and polemics for the friends and enemies of both...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007166-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... the movement has focused on questions of piety and ethics and has become deeply engrossed in social and economic activities. In this chapter, I will first discuss the idea of Abuja as a city of dreams that has been shaped by, among other things, the growing presence of a large number of affective...
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021339-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2133-9
... future shared philosophical, po liti cal, ethical, and religious engagements. On the one hand, on some deep level, the losses that face the colonizer and those already under gone by the colo- nized might render it too soon even to talk about shared proj ects and as the Bataillean aspects of a number of...