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The Resource Frames of war : when is life grievable?, Judith Butler, (electronic book)

Frames of war : when is life grievable?, Judith Butler, (electronic book)

Label
Frames of war : when is life grievable?
Title
Frames of war
Title remainder
when is life grievable?
Statement of responsibility
Judith Butler
Title variation
When is life grievable?
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Frames of War begins where Butler's Precarious Lives left off: on the idea that we cannot grieve for those lost lives that we never saw as lives to begin with. In this age of CNN-mediated war, the lives of those wretched populations of the earth -- the refugees; the victims of unjust imprisonment and torture; the immigrants virtually enslaved by their starvation and legal disenfranchisement -- are always presented to us as already irretrievable and thereby already lost. We may shake our heads at their wretchedness but then we sacrifice them nonetheless, for they are already forgone. By analyzing the different frames through which we experience war, Butler calls for a reorientation of the Left toward the precarity of those lives. Only by recognizing those lives as precarious lives -- lives that are not yet lost but are ever fragile and in need of protection -- might the Left stand in unity against the violence perpetrated through arbitrary state power. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
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1956-
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Butler, Judith
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Political violence
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Right and left (Political science)
Label
Frames of war : when is life grievable?, Judith Butler, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Precarious Life, Grievable Life -- 1. Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect -- 2. Torture and the Ethics of Photography: Thinking with Sontag -- 3. Sexual Politics, Torture, and Secular Time -- 4. Non-Thinking in the Name of the Normative -- 5. The Claim of Non-Violence
Control code
99980397322
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 193 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781784782481
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Frames of war : when is life grievable?, Judith Butler, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Precarious Life, Grievable Life -- 1. Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect -- 2. Torture and the Ethics of Photography: Thinking with Sontag -- 3. Sexual Politics, Torture, and Secular Time -- 4. Non-Thinking in the Name of the Normative -- 5. The Claim of Non-Violence
Control code
99980397322
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 193 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781784782481
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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