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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 2010) 28 (2 (103)): 31–56.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 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 (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 (1 March 2014) 32 (1 (118)): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Giorgio Agamben’s description of the nature of political exclusion, and Julia Kristeva’s work on abjection, I locate this abject capital at the intersection of cultural logics of capitalist exchange and consumer aesthetics. Quarantined in exceptional spaces like the retail or wholesale Dumpster, its...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
... optimized life and merciless disposability.6 The Fragile Ends of War 83 Giorgio Agamben’s recent influential reformulation of Foucault’s ideas maintains that sovereignty is founded upon a legal...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2008
... perforated 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 83–101.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... For some critics and theorists who 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
... reliquary for French pedagogy? Somehow, when Giorgio Agamben expresses the hope, in Remnants of Auschwitz, that his study might correct “some of the terms with which we register the decisive lesson of the century,” I don’t think this is what he...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2012
... it is here, at the zone 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...
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Social Text (1 March 2016) 34 (1 (126)): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2016
... (post)modernity 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...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Body Techniques, a series of eight photographs that can be seen at www.careyyoung.com/past/bodytechniques.html. 2. Giorgio Agamben discusses the history of extralegal zones, tracing their history back to the iustitium of Roman times, in...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 73–91.
Published: 01 September 2011
... nonexistent, I hesi- 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...
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Social Text (1 September 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 (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 151.
Published: 01 September 2001
... incapable of living up to the new requirements of market competitiveness and profitability are socially included through their dying in abandonment. Following Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault, philosopher Giorgio Agamben argues that the original political...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 53–79.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... Biopolitics as Nonsovereign Power Biopower has become 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...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ” lectures evince a racialized enemy production internal to the state, one whose horizon of genocide manifests for Foucault in Nazism’s orders of state violence. In pushing this argument further, Giorgio Agamben transposes Foucault’s genealogy of state racism into a paradigm of modernity by investigating the...
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Social Text (1 December 2007) 25 (4 (93)): 17–42.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and often defined against 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...
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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... subjects but, rather, by enacting a subtractive process that Georgio Agamben calls “desubjectification.” 46 Echoing what has been said about the attention economy, Agamben gives the example of a television spectator who, “in exchange for his desubjectification [receives] the frustrated mask of the couch...