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The 'Right' to Maim: Disablement and Inhumanist Biopolitics in Palestine

  title={The 'Right' to Maim: Disablement and Inhumanist Biopolitics in Palestine},
  author={Jasbir K. Puar},
This essay argues that Israel manifests an implicit claim to the ‘right to maim’ and debilitate Palestinian bodies and environments as a form of biopolitical control and as central to a scientifically authorized humanitarian economy. In this context, the essay tracks the permeating relations between living and dying that complicate Michel Foucault’s foundational mapping of biopower, in this case, the practice of deliberate maiming. In doing so it demonstrates the limitations of the idea of… 
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  • Kathryn Medien
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    International Feminist Journal of Politics
  • 2021
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