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Community and Violence

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the constitutive link between violence and community. Not only do all world literatures and origin stories posit war, violence, or bloodshed as the founding act of community, ... More


Feeding Hunger-Striking Prisoners: Biopolitics and Impossible Citizenship

Nayan Shah

in Biocitizenship: The Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479845194
eISBN:
9781479846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845194.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This essay explores the tension between state practices of biocitizenship that champion human vitality and health and the state’s exercise of bodily violence. This tension erupts sharply in grappling ... More


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