Insecurity, edited by Richard Grusin, is an interdisciplinary and innovative collection that focuses on the complex relationship between security and insecurity in our time. It brings together insights from a plurality of theoretical and methodological perspectives, while offering both scholarly essays as well as an interview/discussion and a personal reflection. The book emerges from a conference that took place in May 2019 at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and therefore offers a relevant and fascinating reading in 2023, as we reflect on the effects of COVID-19, and face global in/security economic and climatic challenges. The book's main argument is twofold: first, insecurity has pervaded all aspects of life on the planet and is both (infra)structural and bodily experienced. We can witness this in the ways in which we feel insecurity in our everyday lives, and we can also point to the socioeconomic and legal inequalities that are structurally embedded in...
The Dialectics of In/Security
Moran M. Mandelbaum is lecturer in international relations at Keele University. His research lies at the intersection of nations and nationalism, political theory, and critical approaches to IR and security. His work is influenced by discourse analytical and psychoanalytical approaches to (global) politics, particularly Lacanian psychoanalysis and the works of Slavoj Žižek.
Moran M. Mandelbaum; The Dialectics of In/Security. Cultural Politics 1 November 2023; 19 (3): 427–429. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/17432197-10819507
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