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By Marcelo Svirsky, Simone Bignall

Svirsky and Bignall gather top figures to discover the wealthy philosophical linkages and the political issues shared by way of Agamben and postcolonial thought. Agamben's theories of the 'state of exception' and 'bare lifestyles' are located in serious relation to the lifestyles of those phenomena within the colonial/postcolonial global.

Features a global set of specialist members who method postcolonial feedback from an interdisciplinary perspectiveo offers with colonial and postcolonial concerns in Russia, Israel and Palestine, Africa the Americas, Asia and Australiao bargains new insights on colonial exclusion, racism and postcolonial democracyo A well timed intervention to debates in poststructuralist, postcolonial and postmodern reviews for college students of politics, serious thought and social & political philosophy

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V. Binetti and C. Casarino. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. — (2005), State o f Exception, Chicago: Chicago University Press. Arendt, H. (1951), The Origins o f Totalitarianism . New York: Harcourt, Brace and World. — (1958), The H um an C ondition. Chicago: Chicago University Press. — (1970), On Violence. New York: Harvest. Benjamin, W. (1978), ‘Critique of Violence5, in Reflections. New York: Schocken Books, 277-300. Benton, L. (2002), L aw and Colonial Cultures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

A. ), Politics, Metaphysics, a n d Death: Essays on Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer. Durham: Duke University Press, 107-34. Lentin R. (2005), ‘“Femina Sacra”: Gendered Memory and Political Violence’, Women's Studies International Forum , 29: 463-73. — (2011), ‘Palestinian Women from Femina Sacra to Agents o f Active Resistance’. Paper presented at the International Colloquium, WWW. World Wide Women: Globalisation, Genders and Languages, Research Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (CIRSDe), Università degli studi di Torino, 10-12 February.

It is this deployment of 'exceptional5 practices by 'democracies’ that is one of the most challenging aspects of current political theory and practice. References Agamben, G. (1998), H om o Sacer: Sovereign Pow er and Bare Life, trans. D. Heller-Roazen. Stanford: Stanford University Press. — (2000), Means W ithout End: Notes on Politics, trans. V. Binetti and C. Casarino. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. — (2005), State o f Exception, Chicago: Chicago University Press. Arendt, H. (1951), The Origins o f Totalitarianism .

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