Foucault, Politics, and Violence

Foucault, Politics, and Violence

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In her book, Oksala shows that the arguments for the ineliminability of violence from the political are often based on excessively broad, ontological conceptions of violence distinct from its concrete and physical meaning and, on the other hand, on a restrictively narrow and empirical understanding of politics as the realm of conventional political institutions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 272.16g
  • Evanston, United States
  • English
  • 0810128039
  • 9780810128033
  • 939,520

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: The Politicization of Ontology Chapter 2: Foundational Violence Chapter 3: Dangerous Animals Chapter 4: The Politics of Gendered Violence Chapter 5: Political Life Chapter 6: The Management of State Violence Chapter 7: The Political Ontology of Neoliberalism Chapter 8: Violence and Neoliberal Governmentality Chapter 9: Terror and Political Spirituality Abbreviations for works by Foucault References Notes
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"This is an ambitious, carefully crafted and lucidly argued volume. Oksala's concise, erudite study engages with key philosophical debates and political concerns in novel and provocative ways. It is necessary reading for political philosophers and political theorists." --Chloë Taylor, author of Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crimes: An Anti-Carceral Analysis
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About Johanna Oksala

Johanna Oksala is a senior research fellow in the department of philosophy, history, culture, and art studies at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
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