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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Robert M. Bednar This article explores affect and memory at roadside car crash memorials within the context of what Achille Mbembe calls “necropolitics”: the performance of power to determine who legitimately can kill both persons and the memory of persons. By analyzing the ritualized performance...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
... distinguishing forms of “bare life,” as they regulate forms of life, death, and living death. At the same time, these “necropolitics” remain hidden by the necrogeography of the borderscape. The author argues that this deathscape escalates bare life into bare death as a form of nonrelational death enabled by the...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2018
... from a screen, as drone operators watch the every move of individuals who are deemed a threat and investigate whether their often mundane actions are a “strikable” offense. This transformation of strategies of war and control leads Shaw to build on existing theories of necropolitics. Targeted...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
... exclusion and dominations perpetuated by the current world order of biopiracy ( Shiva 1997) , necropolitics ( Mbembe 2003) , and worldwide dispossession ( Sassen 2014) . I have proposed a monistic philosophy adapted from contemporary Deleuzian rereadings of Baruch Spinoza ( Deleuze 1988 , 1990 ) as the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 313–322.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the Necropolitics of Affect” examines roadside memorials as sites of political struggle between contesting forces for the right to control memory and affect in public landscape. How is memory and affect distributed? Who should be remembered and who not? What Bednar calls “compulsory compassion” is the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... term per se, but in the sense of biopolitical and necropolitical power over the life and death of ordinary Tunisians). Bouzid’s protagonists rediscover Oedipus not in its socially normalizing Ishmael-Isaac dimension, overseen by castrating father/state figures, but in its initially unresolved tension...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013