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Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence

  title={Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence},
  author={J. Butler},
Written after September 11, 2001, in response to the conditions of heightened vulnerability and aggression that have prevailed since then, Judith Butler critiques the use of violence and argues for a response in which violence might be minimized, and interdependency becomes acknowledged as the basis for global political community. Following the expressions of public mourning post-September 11, Butler asks why it's acceptable, even necessary to grieve some lives, while others are not valued or… 

Considerations on Violence, the Global South, and an Aesthetics of Sobriety

The so-called turn to ethics,1 visible throughout the Anglo-American humanities, continues to set its marks. It encounters one of its centers of contention in the refashioning of influential variants

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The Butler Affair and the Geopolitics of Identity

In the wake of the Global War on Terror, Judith Butler has written of the ‘precarity’ of life, of the inevitable vulnerability of one's life in the face of the actions of strangers. Refusing to

Voicing the silence: the naturalisation of violence under the rule occupation

  • Aide Esu
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 2021
ABSTRACT This article addresses the relevance of Israeli soldier narrations in which they bear witness to human agency under conflict and adversity to call for the end of the occupation of the

The Intersecting Violence(s) of a Pandemic

ABSTRACT:The COVID-19 pandemic has often been referred to in the media as a “war” against the socio-political global body. This discursive use of war as a metaphor implies not only a need for a

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Following Anarchist theorist Rudolf Rocker, the current paper strives to see the role of state racism in perpetrating violence as depicted in Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaveera. The

Mourning and Grievability: Several Remarks on Judith Butler’s Politics of Living Together

  • A. Kopka
  • Philosophy
    Praktyka Teoretyczna
  • 2021
In this article, I focus on the function of the notions of precariousness, vulnerability, and grievability of life in Judith Butler’s writings, and reflect upon their place in a broader context of

The End: Atrocity in a State of Denial

The Sri Lankan state’s official conflict narrative of the End was designed to deflect and deny responsibility for mass atrocity. It relied on a number of inter-relating discourses that were generated

Technologies of violence and vulnerability

Given that, immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, one of the most frequently used words was 'vulnerable', it is important to reflect on the meaning and effects of vulnerability