Corpus ID: 142889571

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… Expand
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