Agamben and Colonialism by Marcelo Svirsky, Simone Bignall

By Marcelo Svirsky, Simone Bignall

Svirsky and Bignall gather top figures to discover the wealthy philosophical linkages and the political issues shared by means of Agamben and postcolonial idea. Agamben's theories of the 'state of exception' and 'bare lifestyles' are positioned in severe relation to the life of those phenomena within the colonial/postcolonial global.

Features a world set of professional members who procedure postcolonial feedback from an interdisciplinary perspectiveo bargains with colonial and postcolonial matters in Russia, Israel and Palestine, Africa the Americas, Asia and Australiao deals new insights on colonial exclusion, racism and postcolonial democracyo A well timed intervention to debates in poststructuralist, postcolonial and postmodern reports for college students of politics, severe concept and social & political philosophy

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4. Schmitt (1988). On Schmitt’s text as a response to Benjamin’s Critique o f Violence, see Agamben, State o f Exception (2005), chapter 4. 5. Schmitt himself was not oblivious to the exceptional implications of imperialism. In The Nom os o f the E arth (2003) he criticised imperi­ alism as a pseudo-secular strategy, which leads to the de-politicisa­ tion and de-theologisation of the European nomos. 6. Ronit Lentin (2005; 2011) also provides a feminist critique of Agamben, speaking particularly about what she labels as ‘femina sacra’.

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