The Butler Affair and the Geopolitics of Identity

@article{Kearns2013TheBA,
  title={The Butler Affair and the Geopolitics of Identity},
  author={G. Kearns},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={191 - 207}
}
  • G. Kearns
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
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 accept this, the United States has developed a form of nationalism that claims invulnerability for its citizens while treating as expendable the lives of distant others who even unwittingly associate with those who threaten the US homeland. Butler has extended this set of criticisms to Israel's policy… Expand

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