Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons (New Directions in Critical Theory)

Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons (New Directions in Critical Theory)

Banu Bargu


Starve and Immolate tells the tale of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a dangerous fight opposed to the advent of excessive defense prisons through forging their lives into guns. Weaving jointly modern and significant political conception with political ethnography, Banu Bargu analyzes the loss of life quickly fight as an exemplary although now not extraordinary example of self-destructive practices which are a end result of, retort to, and refusal of the more and more biopolitical sorts of sovereign energy deployed round the globe.

Bargu chronicles the reports, rituals, values, ideals, ideological self-representations, and contentions of the protestors who fought mobile confinement opposed to the heritage of the historical past of Turkish democracy and the therapy of dissent in a rustic the place prisons became websites of political disagreement. A serious reaction to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish, Starve and Immolate facilities on new sorts of fight that come up from the uneven antagonism among the country and its contestants within the modern criminal. Bargu eventually positions the weaponization of existence as a bleak, violent, and ambivalent type of rebel politics that seeks to wrench the facility of existence and demise clear of the fashionable country on corporeal grounds and in more and more theologized kinds. Drawing awareness to the existential dedication, sacrificial morality, and militant martyrdom that transforms those struggles right into a advanced amalgam of resistance, Bargu explores the worldwide ramifications of human guns' practices of resistance, their probabilities and limitations.

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