Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence

Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence

by Judith Butler
     
 

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Judith Butler responds to the current US policies to wage perpetual war and calls for deeper understanding.See more details below

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Judith Butler responds to the current US policies to wage perpetual war and calls for deeper understanding.

Editorial Reviews

Homi K. Bhabha
“Here 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.”
J.M. Bernstein
“Judith Butler is quite simply one of the most probing, challenging, and influential thinkers of our time.”
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“It’s clear that its author is still interested in stirring up trouble—academic, political and otherwise.”—Bookforum

“A book that shines with the splendor of engaged thought.”—Brooklyn Rail

“Here 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

“Judith Butler is quite simply one of the most probing, challenging, and influential thinkers of our time.”—J.M. Bernstein

Bookforum
“It’s clear that its author is still interested in stirring up trouble — academic, political and otherwise.”
Brooklyn Rail
“A book that shines with the splendor of engaged thought.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844675449
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
08/15/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
651,841
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.73(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

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 Frames of War, Precarious Life, The Psychic Life of Power, Excitable Speech, Bodies that Matter, Gender Trouble, and with Slavoj Žižek and Ernesto Laclau, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality.

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