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Necropolitics

The politics of death, termed ‘necropolitics’, is examined here through the work of several scholars, each of whom is interested in differently understanding the forms that death takes under biopower. Specifically, these works delve deeper into the question which asks, … Continue reading

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Belonging, Politics, and the Affective Dimensions of Power: Elizabeth A. Povinelli

The work of cultural anthropologist, Elizabeth A. Povinelli (see profile: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/anthropology/fac-bios/povinelli/faculty.html), has, since I began reading her latest book, “Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism” (2011), become a new personal favorite of mine. Both challenging and … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism, Development, and Organizing

(If interested, there is also a Part 2 of the above video, which can be accessed here: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=74&jumival=637 ) “Transparency is not a form of representation that fixes mistakes, deters corruption, and finally puts the state at the service of … Continue reading

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