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South Atlantic Quarterly (2007) 106 (2): 265–290.
Published: 01 April 2007
...David E. Johnson Duke University Press 2007 David E. Johnson As If the Time Were Now: ​ Deconstructing Agamben This small word, “as,” might well be the name of the true problem, not to say the target, of deconstruction...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 15–36.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Catherine Mills This essay examines the notion of “playing with law” that Giorgio Agamben proposes in State of Exception and, more broadly, his understanding of “play” as developed in works such as Infancy and History . In this latter text, Agamben provides his most extended discussion of play...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 37–54.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Eleanor Kaufman This essay examines the way in which Giorgio Agamben's work is marked by a persistent inquiry into that space where what appears as one thing is in fact two. This dynamic characterizes his “state of exception” as well as the notion of “messianic time” central to his book on the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 55–70.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Penelope Deutscher Since it has not to date arisen as a question, is it possible to open a debate with Giorgio Agamben concerning the role of women's bodies in the politicization of life? The woman about whom a ruling is passed forbidding an abortion is sometimes figured as a potentially murderous...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 107–120.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Claire Colebrook Throughout his philosophical, political, exegetical, and aesthetic writings, Giorgio Agamben refers ceaselessly to the concept of potentiality. Only if we understand this concept, and the peculiar status it has for the definition of the human, will we be able to forge a new...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 165–186.
Published: 01 January 2008
... task of witnessing the inhuman. In the first part, Giorgio Agamben's ethics of testimony is situated in his general project of a deconstruction of what he sees as the inherently dangerous metaphysics of Western logos , conducive to the destructive biopolitics that found in Auschwitz its fateful...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 187–209.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Krzysztof Ziarek Placed side by side, Giorgio Agamben's The Open and Martin Heidegger's “Letter on Humanism” might read like two versions of the critical question about the aftermath of humanism. For Agamben, the answer lies in the rendering inoperative of the anthropological machine of humanism...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 71–87.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Andrew Benjamin This essay presents a critical engagement with Giorgio Agamben's conception of “bare life.” Central to the argument is that bareness is produced, and therefore, that which is produced as “bare life” is always marked in advance by the process. What this means is that bareness cannot...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 145–163.
Published: 01 January 2008
... understandings of thought have dramatic implications for contemporary selfhood, sociality, and political life. This essay situates their understandings of animality, selfhood, and thinking through the work of Giorgio Agamben. Agamben's concept of the “anthropological machine” offers an alternative framing of the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Alison Ross This introduction places the key themes of Giorgio Agamben's suite of works on biopolitics next to some of the concerns and problems that motivate the work of Michel Foucault and Jean-Luc Nancy. It considers the interrelation between Agamben's ontological mode of approach to political...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 89–105.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Ewa Płonowska Ziarek In this essay, I argue that Giorgio Agamben's revision of biopolitics poses the pressing political question of whether bare life itself can be mobilized by emancipatory movements. Yet, in order to develop the possibilities of resistance, we need to reconsider first of all the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (2): 339–354.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Dara E. Goldman Recent events have led critics to speculate about whether “everything changed” in the wake of 9/11. Drawing on the work of Giorgio Agamben, this essay examines current rhetoric and practices in both the United States and Cuba. The U.S.-Cuban relationship, especially as manifested in...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (2): 429–446.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller; Noenoe K. Silva The scientific, philosophical, and political efforts to police the distinction between human and animal—amalgamated processes that Giorgio Agamben has called “the anthropological machine”—have been significant components of neocolonial governance in Hawai`i...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (3): 453–475.
Published: 01 July 2012
... dwelling of potentiality. The essay begins by examining will, risk, and exhaustion in Foucault’s late works, then turns Giorgio Agamben’s reflections on potentiality and thoughts on will, effort, and mental habit from the American pragmatists William James and Charles Sanders Peirce. © 2012 Duke...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (3): 477–496.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the second and third volumes eight years later. In seeking to retrieve the full complexity of Foucault’s account of pleasure, my essay offers a critique of Giorgio Agamben’s elision of pleasure from biopolitical theory, on one hand, and queer theoretical reductions of pleasure to sexual pleasure, on...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (1): 79–89.
Published: 01 January 2013
... militant poets such as Jacques Roumain and Aimé Césaire, especially by Roumain’s poem “Sales négres.” Fanon’s damned hence cannot be considered as a mere sociological category. Reading The Wretched of the Earth through Giorgio Agamben’s ideas on the modernist meanings of the witness and the remnants, I...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (1): 135–155.
Published: 01 January 2018
... subjectivity in Lebanon today not through the frame of defeat and demise—or as bare lives (Agamben)—but through the Gramscian lens of the cathartic moment. It explores the political work of catharsis as an emotional, moral, and rhetorical form of collective outbreak from national frames. Through catharsis and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (1): 121–143.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Lee Spinks The concept of the “state of exception,” which is so crucial to Giorgio Agamben's claim for the continuity between the ancient founding of the polity and modern biopolitics, enables us to rethink more local and specified historical and aesthetic changes. By examining the genre of the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2004) 103 (2-3): 297–310.
Published: 01 July 2004
... statement into a depoliticizing ap- proach is, in my view, one of the most significant features of thought that was brought to the fore in the contemporary discussion about the Rights of Man, the Inhuman, and the crimes against humanity. The overturn is most clearly illustrated by Giorgio Agamben’s...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (4): 653–676.
Published: 01 October 2010
... familial orientations—secular, schoolteacher grandpar- ents who encouraged in him “the desire to crush the clerical infamy” (SP, 1). At the same time, though, he (like Taubes and Agamben) feels compelled to assert the authority of his reading by laying claim to a scholarly appara- tus: an established...