This beautifully written book provides a systematic, engaging overview of Agamben's writings on theology, aesthetics, political theory, and sovereignty. Covering the full range of Agamben's work to date, Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell explain Agamben's theology and philosophy by referring the concepts to some of today's most urgent political and ethical problems. They focus on the audacious way in which Agamben reconceptualizes life itself. Assessing the significance of the concepts key to his work, such as biopolitics, sovereignty, the "state of exception," and "bare life," they demonstrate his wide-ranging influence across the humanities.
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- Hardback | 224 pages
- 158 x 234 x 23mm | 544g
- 15 Feb 2016
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
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Table of contents
Chapter 1: Language
Chapter 2: Sovereignty, State of Exception and Biopolitics
Chapter 3: Homo Sacer, Sacred Life and Bare Life
Chapter 4: New Ethics, New Politics
Chapter 5: Politics Beyond Good and Evil
Chapter 6: Power Beyond Recognition
Chapter 7: Indifference
About Claire Colebrook
Jason Maxwell teaches and researches at Penn State University