Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
"In this profound appraisal of post-September 11, 2001 America, Judith Butler considers the conditions of heightened vulnerability and aggression that followed from the attack, and the US government's decision to retaliate. She critiques the use of violence that has emerged as a response to loss, and argues that the dislocation of first-world privilege offers instead a chance to imagine a world in which that violence might be minimized, and in which interdependency becomes acknowledged as the basis for a global political community." --Book Jacket.
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Review: Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and ViolenceUser Review - Joseph Sverker - Goodreads
2014: Reading this a second time together with having read some more Butler made a great difference from the first reading. Having said that, the book stands rather well by itself as well. This is an ... Read full review
Review: Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and ViolenceUser Review - Caitlin Smith - Goodreads
I read most of this book for a class about popular culture in post-9/11 America. Butler makes a very compelling argument for the need to reevaluate the role of violence in the process of collective ... Read full review