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Barely Breathing: Sloterdijk’s Immunitary Biopolitics

Ttimothy. C. Campbell

in Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674640
eISBN:
9781452946696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674640.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is concerned with Peter Sloterdijk’s Heideggerian perspective on developments in biotechnology, which he deems as not only a form of justifying biotechnological “improvements” in ... More


Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Timothy C. Campbell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674640
eISBN:
9781452946696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674640.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Has biopolitics actually become thanatopolitics, a field of study obsessed with death? Is there something about the nature of biopolitical thought today that makes it impossible to deploy ... More


To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Jacob Taubes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A philosopher, rabbi, religious historian, and Gnostic, Jacob Taubes was for many years a correspondent and interlocutor of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), a German jurist, philosopher, political theorist, ... More


Buster Keaton’s Climate Change

Jennifer Fay

in Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190696771
eISBN:
9780190696818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696771.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Much of Buster Keaton’s slapstick comedy revolves around his elaborate outdoor sets and the crafty weather design that destroys them. In contrast to D. W. Griffith, who insisted on filming in ... More


Cynical Reason in the Cranky Age

Nathan Wolff

in Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198831693
eISBN:
9780191869556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831693.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Drawing on Peter Sloterdijk’s Critique of Cynical Reason (1983), this chapter tracks shifts in Mark Twain’s political imagination to help interrogate “cynicism” as a feeling and a hermeneutic. After ... More


Good Pastoral

Robin Holt

in Judgment and Strategy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199671458
eISBN:
9780191751158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199671458.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This last chapter considers the organizational form poetic judgment might take, arguing that in strategic practice it might be productively aligned to forms of the pastoral. In pastoral images there ... More


Happiness: The Suburb and Film Style

Timotheus Vermeulen

in Scenes from the Suburbs: The Suburb in Contemporary US Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748691661
eISBN:
9781474400909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691661.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second chapter examines the ways in which Todd Solondz’ 1998 controversial ensemble film Happiness uses editing, composition, and tone to create a particular spatiality and sense of place – which ... More


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