The Resource Starve and Immolate : The Politics of Human Weapons, Banu Bargu

Starve and Immolate : The Politics of Human Weapons, Banu Bargu

Label
Starve and Immolate : The Politics of Human Weapons
Title
Starve and Immolate
Title remainder
The Politics of Human Weapons
Statement of responsibility
Banu Bargu
Creator
Contributor
Author
Provider
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Starve and Immolate 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 contemporary and critical political theory with political ethnography, Banu Bargu analyzes the death fast struggle as an exemplary though not exceptional instance of self-destructive practices that are a consequence of, retort to, and refusal of the increasingly biopolitical forms of sovereign power deployed around the globe.Bargu chronicles the experiences, rituals, values, beliefs, ideological self-representations, and contentions of the protestors who fought cellular confinement against the background of the history of Turkish democracy and the treatment of dissent in a country where prisons have become sites of political confrontation. A critical response to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish, Starve and Immolate centers on new forms of struggle that arise from the asymmetric antagonism between the state and its contestants in the contemporary prison. Bargu ultimately positions the weaponization of life as a bleak, violent, and ambivalent form of insurgent politics that seeks to wrench the power of life and death away from the modern state on corporeal grounds and in increasingly theologized forms. Drawing attention to the existential commitment, sacrificial morality, and militant martyrdom that transforms these struggles into a complex amalgam of resistance, Bargu explores the global ramifications of human weapons' practices of resistance, their possibilities and limitations
Member of
Biographical or historical data
Banu Bargu is associate professor of politics at the New School.
Cataloging source
IN-ChSCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bargu, Banu
Government publication
other
LC call number
  • HN656.5.Z9
  • HN656.5.Z9
LC item number
H844 2014eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
De Gruyter
Series statement
New Directions in Critical Theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Hunger strikes
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Protest movements
  • 20th and 21st Century Philosophy
  • Government, Resistance to
  • History of Philosophy
  • Hunger strikes
  • Philosophy
  • Political prisoners
  • Political science
  • Protest movements
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
  • History
  • Social Science
Target audience
specialized
Label
Starve and Immolate : The Politics of Human Weapons, Banu Bargu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Chapter 4. Prisoners in Revolt
  • Chapter 5. Marxism, Martyrdom, Memory
  • Chapter 6. Contentions Within Necroresistance
  • Conclusion: From Chains to Bodies
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Death Fast Struggle and the Weaponization of Life
  • Chapter 1. Biosovereignty and Necroresistance
  • Chapter 2. Crisis of Sovereignty
  • Chapter 3. The Biosovereign Assemblage and Its Tactics
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(512 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538114
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/barg16340
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458239
  • (OCoLC)890696361
  • (OCoLC)979953858
  • (DE-B1597)9780231538114
Label
Starve and Immolate : The Politics of Human Weapons, Banu Bargu
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Chapter 4. Prisoners in Revolt
  • Chapter 5. Marxism, Martyrdom, Memory
  • Chapter 6. Contentions Within Necroresistance
  • Conclusion: From Chains to Bodies
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Death Fast Struggle and the Weaponization of Life
  • Chapter 1. Biosovereignty and Necroresistance
  • Chapter 2. Crisis of Sovereignty
  • Chapter 3. The Biosovereign Assemblage and Its Tactics
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(512 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538114
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/barg16340
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458239
  • (OCoLC)890696361
  • (OCoLC)979953858
  • (DE-B1597)9780231538114

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