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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 51–72.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Heather Latimer This article discusses Giorgio Agamben's work on “bare life,” or life with no political meaning. It argues that there is a critical absence in Agamben's work when it comes to women and gender, and it examines how the reproductive body complicates his concept of bare life and its...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... with the capacity to produce value. In particular, I argue that massive quantities of unspoiled food and other discarded commercial goods with persistent use values constitute a kind of abject capital, the economic significance of which is precisely that it is removed from circulation. Drawing on Giorgio Agamben’s...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... for conversation and collaboration among attorneys, doctors, professors, university students, and imams, which had heretofore been highly restricted and regulated by Israel’s carceral practices in the West Bank and Gaza. The deportees—those who in Giorgio Agamben’s estimation had been literally abandoned in a zone...
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Social Text (2024) 42 (1 (158)): 27–51.
Published: 01 March 2024
... fascist compound and its replacement by more flexible and mobile terrorist cells, connecting this change in fascist spatial formations to underlying shifts in the composition of capitalism. In conclusion, the article turns to Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben to argue that, in the last instance...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 107–110.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Allen Feldman This short essay interprets a narrative from the Talmud to explore Agamben's concept of bare life and Benjamin's concept of messianic violence. Duke University Press 2008 The Gnat and the Sovereign Allen Feldman From the Talmud: Vespasian sent Titus who said...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (2 (103)): 31–56.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., the political ontology of Frank B. Wilderson, and the cinematic vision of Haile Gerima against certain signs of prevarication, even gainsaying, regarding the nature of slavery and its afterlife in prominent strains of critical (race) theory, here advanced by noted scholars like Giorgio Agamben and Achille...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2016
... critical theory References Agamben Giorgio . 2007 . Profanations . New York : Zone Books . Agamben Giorgio . 2014 . “For a Theory of Destituent Power.” XPONOΣ 10 ( February ). www.chronosmag.eu/index.php/g-agamben-for-a-theory-of-destituent-power.html . Alexiou...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and 2003’s State of Exception, on the function of the concentration camp as (in Agamben’s terms) “the hidden matrix and nomos of the political space in which we are still living.”20 Listen, for example, to the strong echo between Kaplan’s...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and topologically deformed and in which the citizen has been able to recognize the refugee that he or she is — only in such a world is the political survival of humankind today thinkable.  — Giorgio Agamben, “Beyond Human Rights” The Famously Forgotten One could justifiably begin...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
... The Fragile Ends of War 83 Giorgio Agamben’s recent influential reformulation of Foucault’s ideas maintains that sovereignty is founded upon a legal provision involving a state of emergency. Agamben terms this the state...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
... have written about the Katrina event, Giorgio Agamben’s arguments regarding the “abandonment” of “bare life” have offered a crucial lens through which to view such experi- ences.4 As is by this point well known, Agamben uses “bare life” to refer...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and necrophilia is astonishing and requires further accounting. Is this, then, what remains of Auschwitz, to wit, a reliquary for French pedagogy? Somehow, when Giorgio Agamben expresses the hope, in Remnants of Auschwitz, that his study might...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of irreducible indistinction between inside/ outside, inclusion/exclusion, between zoe and bios — what Agamben calls the state of exception­­ — that I position The Devil’s Highway as a critical response to the juridical status of the US/Mexico border, its disciplinary staging as object of study, and its...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 73–91.
Published: 01 September 2011
...- tate before the seeming inexorability of progressive legal embrace. I doubt, in short, that these violent moments are a consequence of a lack of legal recognition. It seems more accurate, as Giorgio Agamben has argued, that the deprivation of rights has accompanied the doctrine of human rights...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 131–149.
Published: 01 September 2001
...João Biehl Duke University Press 2001 Agamben, Giorgio. 1998 . Homo sacer:Sovereignty and bare life . Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press. ____. 1999 . Remnants of Auschwitz: The witness and the archive . New York: Zone Books. Arendt, Hannah. 1958 . The human...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 151.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Agamben argues that the original political element of sovereign power in Western democracies is “not simple natural life, but life exposed to death” (1998, 24; see also 1999). In The Human Condition (1958), Arendt argued that in the postwar era political action...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (2 (151)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., a Jewish man cursed to walk the earth waiting for the last judgment. 1 Then I remembered another character, an even more tragic one: the Muselmann , as Giorgio Agamben referenced a surviving concentration camp prisoner, Italian Jew Primo Levi. 2 The term applied to the weakest, the most exhausted...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... the troublingly personal realm of the emotions. My own perspective on the concept draws from Karl Marx and Giorgio Agamben, both of whom, in readings of Enlightenment texts on rights, humanity, and citizenship, note that the notion of natural rights on which citizenship rests brings the rawness...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 53–79.
Published: 01 June 2007
... a central analytic in the Left’s accounts of the current political conjuncture, thanks in large part to Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s Empire and Giorgio Agamben’s pair of studies Homo Sacer and State of Exception. To put it crudely, Empire brought biopower to bear on globalization...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in the West Bank and Gaza. The deportees—those who in Agamben’s estimation had been literally abandoned in a zone of indistinction—engaged in a political practice of what John Collins calls “habitational resistance,” refusing their conversion into homines sacri by performing instead a mode of life...