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Biopolitics: Antigone's Claim

Audronė Žukauskaitė

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Lacanian philosopher Slavoj Žižek interprets Antigone as a figure driven by some pathological desire, being attached to the Other (Polyneices) without the mediation of symbolic rules and laws. In ... More


Naked Life; Arendt and the Exile at Colonus

Cecilia Sjöholm

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The philosophical readings of Sophocles, from Hegel to Irigaray, have largely stuck to the tragedies as isolated plots, looking at Antigone or King Oedipus in their own right. Oedipus at Colonus, in ... More


Agamben and The Rise of ‘Bare Life’

John Lechte and Saul Newman

in Agamben and the Politics of Human Rights: Statelessness, Images, Violence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748645725
eISBN:
9780748689163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645725.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Through ‘bare life, securitisation and the camp as its paradigm case ever tightens its grip. But what precisely is the nature of ‘bare life’ in Agamben's work and more generally? Such is the guiding ... More


Bare Life and the Resurrection of the Body

Gavin Flood

in Religion and the Philosophy of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198836124
eISBN:
9780191873478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836124.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Vital materialism imbues life with positive value and interfaces with environmentalism. But there is another kind of vitalism in which the political colonizes life in a way that brings into question ... More


Reification and Redemption of Bare Life in Adorno and Agamben

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter traces the biopolitical motifs in the early Frankfurt School and shows that Agamben’s political thought is a radicalization of these motifs already present in the debate between Benjamin ... More


Immunity, Bare Life, and the Thanatopolitics of Reproduction: Foucault, Esposito, Agamben

Penelope Deutscher

in Foucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176415
eISBN:
9780231544559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176415.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Considers the status of reproduction and abortion for the two leading proponents of the thanatopolitical interpretations of Foucauldian biopolitics: Italian philosophers Giorgio Agamben and Roberto ... More


Emergency and bare life

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter continues to interrogate a problem emerging out of the previous two chapters on law and violence, and the friend and enemy distinction, namely the capacity the sovereign has to suspend ... More


Plato and the Invention of Life Itself

Michael Naas

in Plato and the Invention of Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279678
eISBN:
9780823281596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279678.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The final chapter takes many of the insights from the previous chapters in order to show, through a more general reading of Plato’s dialogues, how Plato attempts always to move from what is commonly ... More


Contemporary Literature and the Legal Person

Angela Naimou

in Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introduction considers how the history of the Atlantic slave trade and the legal persons it has wrought shapes contemporary literary responses to global capitalism and legal personhood. It ... More


Animals Are Us

Lee Haiyan

in The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785914
eISBN:
9780804793544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785914.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In human society past and present, animals have figured symbolically to dramatize human relationships, emotions, and fantasies. Under the modern condition, as animals retreat from urban life, animal ... More


Video Surveillance, Torture Porn, and Zones of Indistinction

Catherine Zimmer

in Surveillance Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479864379
eISBN:
9781479876853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864379.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the emergence of the horror subgenre dubbed “torture porn” as a defining element of postmillennial surveillance cinema. The chapter argues that the video technology common in ... More


Futility and precarity

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Trapped in a context in which capitalism seemed to have colonised all remaining spheres of everyday experience, the ‘Generation X’ of the 1990s appeared to have given up the utopian aspirations of ... More


Plato and the Invention of Life

Michael Naas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279678
eISBN:
9780823281596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279678.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

While the question of life (whether bios or zōē) is not the explicit focus of any Platonic dialogue, it is, this book argues, an absolutely central and structuring question for all of Plato’s thought ... More


A Genealogy of Biopolitics: The Notion of Life in Canguilhem and Foucault

Maria Muhle

in The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter by Muhle offers an in-depth and original treatment of Foucault’s debt to Canguilhem’s conception of biological normativity for his reconstruction of neoliberal biopolitics. On Muhle’s ... More


The biopolitics of hunger: Malthus, Hodge and the racialisation of the poor

Carl J. Griffin

in The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635.00014
Subject:
History, Social History

The conclusion from Malthus’ claim that Speenhamland-style payments encouraged the poor to procreate without regard for whom would shoulder the cost of supporting their offspring was clear: when ... More


Cutting the Skin: Sacrifice, Sovereignty, and the Space of Exception

Sarah Kay

in Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Although bestiaries promote what can be learned from other creatures, increasingly their pages portray humans killing animals and animals killing them. This chapter analyzes the import of this ... More


Stratified Access: Seeking Dialysis Care in the Borderlands

Milena Andrea Melo

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Milena Andrea Melo’s chapter examines the impact of the lack of health insurance coverage for low-income, undocumented immigrants who required regular dialysis to stay alive. Undocumented immigrants ... More


Introduction: Writing Violence: Marked Bodies and Retroactive Signs

Russell Samolsky

in Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introduction poses the problem of how the marked body in particular modern texts might imbue them with an apocalyptic destiny by absorbing marked and mutilated material (extralinguistic) bodies ... More


John’s Story: Joe Sacco’s Depiction of “Bare Life”

Øyvind Vågnes

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

ØyvindVågnes’s essay is the first in the book to focus on Sacco’s story “The Unwanted,” and Vâgnes demonstrates how one of Sacco’s central devices--the portrait of an interview subject--functions as ... More


Conclusion: Life on the Line

Michael Naas

in Plato and the Invention of Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279678
eISBN:
9780823281596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279678.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The conclusion argues that there is in Plato, in addition to the undeniable tendency shown in the previous chapter to think life in terms of life itself, that is, in terms of a Platonic form of life, ... More


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