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Frames of War : When Is Life Grievable?

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In this urgent response to violence, racism and increasingly aggressive methods of coercion, Judith Butler explores the media's portrayal of armed conflict, a process integral to how the West prosecutes its wars. In doing so, she calls for a reconceptualization of the Left, one united in opposition and resistance to the illegitimate and arbitrary effects of interventionist military action.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 251g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1784782475
  • 9781784782474
  • 103,760

Review Text

"Judith Butler is the most creative and courageous social theorist writing today. Frames of War is an intellectual masterpiece that weds a new understanding of being, immersed in history, to a novel Left politics that focuses on State violence, war and resistance."-Cornel West
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Judith Butler is quite simply one of the most probing, challenging, and influential thinkers of our time. -- J. M. Bernstein Judith Butler is the most creative and courageous social theorist writing today. Frames of War is an intellectual masterpiece that weds a new understanding of being, immersed in history, to a novel Left politics that focuses on State violence, war and resistance. -- Cornel West Hers is a unique voice of courage and conceptual ambition that addresses public life from the perspective of psychic reality, encouraging us to acknowledge the solidarity and the suffering through which we emerge as subjects of freedom. -- Homi K. Bhabha A trenchant and brilliant book. * Utne Reader * An impressive and challenging book from one of the leading intellectuals of our time. * Diva * Judith Butler strongly upholds the tradition of dissenting voices in America, even in the midst of climate of fear and censorship that comes close at times to McCarthyism * Politics and Culture * Frames of War is an earnest, thought-provoking and uncompromisingly critical work on an issue of singular relevance * Red Pepper *
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About Judith Butler

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Precarious Life, The Psychic Life of Power, Excitable Speech, Bodies that Matter, Gender Trouble, and with Slavoj Zizek and Ernesto Laclau, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality.
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837 ratings
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4 36% (298)
3 16% (136)
2 4% (30)
1 1% (7)
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