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Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

Banu Bargu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163408
eISBN:
9780231538114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163408.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high-security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Weaving together ... More


Contentions Within Necroresistance

Banu Bargu

in Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163408
eISBN:
9780231538114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163408.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the interpretations of necroresistance as a political tactic. Through an examination of discourses concerning the participants of the death fast, especially the role of the ... More


Marxism, Martyrdom, Memory

Banu Bargu

in Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163408
eISBN:
9780231538114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163408.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter analyzes necroresistance by looking into the discourses and practices of human weapons, their cultural world, values, rituals, and myths. It discusses the political cosmology that ... More


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