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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 157–170.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Rodrigo Karmy Bolton This article argues that martyrdom carries with it a destituent power. To this end, it examines the difference between martyrdom and sacrifice in five sections. The first four discuss sacrifice in French anthropology; Bataille's proposal of an “unemployed negativity...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
... a crucial counterpoint to the notion of “destituent potential” that Giorgio Agamben ( 2016 ) has contrasted with, and opposed to, the “constituent power” that sovereign states systematically establish to fill the power vacuums created by upheaval and dissent. I suggest that, by nurturing differences in both...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 137–156.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Idris Robinson This article argues that a theory of destituent power must imply a twofold strategic orientation toward the state, based simultaneously in desertion and destruction. The article opens by first situating Giorgio Agamben's account of destituent power within the broader framework...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 103–119.
Published: 01 January 2023
.... By placing Ivan Illich's critique of institutionality in dialogue with recent theorizations of destituent power, this article explores emergent practices of emancipation that abandon the classical locus of revolutionary struggle—seizing state power—and instead combatively assemble, here and now, other ways...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 121–136.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Stephanie Wakefield This article situates the concept of destituent power as a historically specific, still unfinished problematization of political thought and practice in the Anthropocene. It explores multiple, conflicting understandings and manifestations of destitution as they relate to climate...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 9–17.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Giorgio Agamben Before we can think what a destituent power might be, we must first dispense with a concept that has surreptitiously dominated Western thought and politics, namely, that of realization. By realization , we understand the idea that political action consists in realizing in practice...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 January 2023
... both of one's immediate social relations and of social relations more broadly. It is these aspects of refusal that anticipate and overlap with more recent theories of destituent power emerging from the new cycles of protests. Over the last decade, the notion of destitution has come to prominence as one...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 47–72.
Published: 01 January 2023
... in Spartakus , bringing this theory more in line with current epochal conditions. In doing so, they presage and lay the groundwork for the theory of destituent power developed in recent decades by Giorgio Agamben. Furio Jesi Revolt Festivity Myth Destituent Power As Furio Jesi was revising his...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 33–46.
Published: 01 January 2023
... it is to be) and praxis (what is done). To think beyond the bind of anarchic power, Agamben and others have conceptualized a destituent politics that abandons legitimation in an independent authority. Attending to recent interpretations of destitution, this article proposes that, precisely in light of the anarchic...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 73–86.
Published: 01 January 2023
... but, rather, a violence other than violence, a form of power whose content is a subjectivation beyond the problematic of sovereignty. luhuna@gmail.com Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 political violence Autonomia operaismo destituent power May 1968 The question of political...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2023
... existence were “put in parentheses” (Agamben, this issue). This search, among theorists of destituent power, for a starting point outside of the laboring subject helps explain their frequent insistence that the concept of revolution must be “anthropological” in nature, a conviction that likewise...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 215–216.
Published: 01 January 2023
... Nacional Autónoma de México. His work focuses on contemporary revolutionary experiments based on Giorgio Agamben's political concepts of civil war and destituent power. Joost de Moor is an assistant professor at the Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics at Sciences Po Paris. His work...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (2): 417–424.
Published: 01 April 2022
... strike destituent potentia constituent potestas peace accords References Castro-Gómez Santiago . 2015 . Revoluciones sin sujeto (Revolutions without a Subject) . Madrid : Akal . Federici Silvia . 2004 . Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (1): 133–144.
Published: 01 January 2012
... that we could call “destituent” in relation to the legitimacy of pure neoliberalism. This feature has dominated the dynamics of resistance of the past decade, and not only in Argentina. Can we assume it survives as such, or has it been dissolved? This is our hypothesis: these forms...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (4): 707–725.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of the subjectivities engaged in these practices. Radical trans- formation, the construction of effective power, and the production of critical mass need continually to come to terms with this constitutive heterogeneity, which makes it difficult to imagine radical transformation according to the classic tenets...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (4): 767–777.
Published: 01 October 2020
... . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Architectural Press . Jameson Fredric . 2016 . An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army . Edited by Žižek Slavoj . New York : Verso . Latour Bruno . 2004 . “ Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam? ” Critical Inquiry 30...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 11–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and knowl- edges operates, assuming calculation as its primordial subjective frame and functioning as the motor of a powerful popular economy that combines self- managed community knowledges and intimate know-how in the crisis as a technology of a mass self-entrepreneurship. The force...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (1): 29–49.
Published: 01 January 2012
... movements that exhaust themselves in partial struggles while seeking to reaffirm their identity and particular interests. Finally, and importantly, such a project also requires maintaining distance from the state and ques- tioning the traditional taking of power as the ultimate goal and key...