Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?

  title={Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?},
  author={J. Butler},
  • J. Butler
  • Published 19 May 2009
  • Political Science
This is a profound exploration of the current wars, looking at violence, gender and different forms of resistance. In "Frames of War", Judith Butler explores the media's portrayal of state violence, a process integral to the way in which the West wages modern war. This portrayal has saturated our understanding of human life, and has led to the exploitation and abandonment of whole peoples, who are cast as existential threats rather than as living populations in need of protection. These people… 

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