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The Resource The force of nonviolence : an ethico-political bind, Judith Butler

The force of nonviolence : an ethico-political bind, Judith Butler

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The force of nonviolence : an ethico-political bind
Title
The force of nonviolence
Title remainder
an ethico-political bind
Statement of responsibility
Judith Butler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Situating non-violence at the cross-roads of the ethical and political, The Force of Non-Violence brings into focus the ethical binds that emerge within the force field of violence. Non-violence is very often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethic with an unrealistic relation to existing forms of power. This book argues for an aggressive form of non-violence that struggles with psychic ambivalence and seeks to embody social ideals of inter-dependency and equality. Only through a critique of individualism can the ethical and political ideal of non-violence be understood in relation to the ideal of equality and the demand for grievability. In this psychosocial and philosophical reflection that draws upon Foucault, Fanon, Freud, and Benjamin, Butler argues that to oppose violence now requires understanding its different modalities, including the regulation of the grievability of lives. The book shows how "racial and demographic phantasms" enter into the rationale for inflicting state violence and other modes of "letting die" by investing violence in those who are most severely exposed to its effects and subjugated to its lethal power. The struggle for non-violence is found in modes of resistance and movements for social transformation that separate off aggression from its destructive aims to affirm the living potentials of radical egalitarian politics"--
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Provided by publisher
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1956-
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Butler, Judith
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1459.5
LC item number
.B88 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nonviolence
  • Nonviolence
  • Individualism
Label
The force of nonviolence : an ethico-political bind, Judith Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nonviolence, grievability, and the critique of individualism -- To preserve the life of another -- The ethics and politics of nonviolence -- Political philosophy in freud: war, destruction, mania, and the critical faculty -- Rethinking vulnerability, violence, resistance
Control code
on1100630942
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 209 pages
Isbn
9781788732765
Lccn
2019038460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The force of nonviolence : an ethico-political bind, Judith Butler
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nonviolence, grievability, and the critique of individualism -- To preserve the life of another -- The ethics and politics of nonviolence -- Political philosophy in freud: war, destruction, mania, and the critical faculty -- Rethinking vulnerability, violence, resistance
Control code
on1100630942
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 209 pages
Isbn
9781788732765
Lccn
2019038460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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