Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence




      Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
In her most impassioned and personal book to date, Judith Butler responds in this profound appraisal of post 9 11 America to the current US policies to wage perpetual war, and calls for a deeper understanding of how mourning and violence might instead inspire solidarity and a quest for global justice. Best Download Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence Author Judith Butler For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Judith Butler is an American post structuralist and feminist philosopher who has contributed to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy and ethics She is currently a professor in the Rhetoric and Comparative Literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley.Butler received her Ph.D in philosophy from Yale University in 1984, for a dissertation subsequently published as Subjects of Desire Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth Century France In the late 1980s she held several teaching and research appointments, and was involved in post structuralist efforts within Western feminist theory to question the presuppositional terms of feminism Her research ranges from literary theory, modern philosophical fiction, feminist and sexuality studies, to 19th and 20th century European literature and philosophy, Kafka and loss, and mourning and war Her most recent work focuses on Jewish philosophy and exploring pre and post Zionist criticisms of state violence.

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  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
  • Judith Butler
  • English
  • 18 April 2018
  • 1844675440

10 thoughts on “ Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence

  1. Khush says:

    I think it is a great book It achieves what it seeks In this age of US versus Them, unfortunately, sane voices are curbed, ridiculed, and dubbed as naive across the globe With thinkers like Butler, one can see what they are trying to do, and what truly motivates them She tries to build things when most politicians want to erect walls by playing identity politics.A few days ago, I read Dr Jordan Peterson I wonder what kind of conversation he will have with Butler I can imagine him talking I think it is a great book It achieves what it seeks In this age of US versus Them, unfortunately, sane voices are curbed, ridiculed, and dubbed as naive across the globe With thinkers like Butler, one can see what they are trying to do, and what truly motivates them She tries to build things when most politicians want to erect walls by playing identity politics.A few days ago...

  2. Stephanie Berbec says:

    With Butler, I could easily flip back to the beginning and read againPrecarious Life, written just after the events of 9 11 in response to trauma, heightened vulnerability, fear, aggression, and our subsequent engagement in perpetual war, remains a timely and necessary read The book is premised on what has come to constitute a human being namely, as that which counts as a liveable life and a grieveable death Anyone, or rather, any thing that does not fall within those two categories, as a With Butler, I could easily flip back to the beginning and read againPrecarious Life, written just after the events of 9 11 in response to trauma, heightened vulnerability, fear, aggression, and our subsequent engagement in perpetual war, remains a timely and necessary read The book is premised on what has come to constitute a human being namely, as that which counts as a liveable life and a grieveable death Anyone, or rather, any thing that does not fall within those two categories, as a life wor...

  3. Lenore says:

    This is Butler at her best lucid, graceful prose that takes to task constructs of what constitutes a liveable life and a greiveable death in American news media The task at hand is to establish modes of public seeing and hearing that might well respond to the cry of the human within the sphere of appearance, a sphere in which the trace of the cry has become hyperbolically inflated to rationalize a gl...

  4. Michael says:

    There are a few great ideas in this book, but they could have been expressed in about 3 pages Or else she could have taken these great ideas and expanded them into an entire book I was expectingthan it delivered.

  5. Andy says:

    One of the reviews on the back of this book describes it as one of Butler s most accessible I agree.It was an easy and relatively quick read with a lot of insight into the War on Terror, in the U.S., Middle East, and Guantanamo Bay I especially liked the middle and longest essay for its explanation of a lot of Foucault s ideas around sovereignty and governmentality, set around the case study of indefinite detention....

  6. Natasha says:

    Judith Butler stuns again, academic prose written so eloquently, full of emotion that you forget that this draws from the events of 9 11 The precarity of life is always through face of the other and by relating back to work from Foucault, Agamben and Levinas, her poli...

  7. Rui Coelho says:

    This book reflects on the world after 9 11 It documents the return of the extra juridical power of sovereignty as conceived by Foucault and its impact on the precarization of life naked life As a response to this attack on life, Butler advocates ...

  8. Katrinka says:

    The book probably would have beenstriking had I read it when it first came out and hence, not already heard and or made , in various forms, many of the awesome arguments Butler employs Absolutely worth it, though.

  9. Bárbara says:

    This is a very interesting book, although a bit dated It compiles five essays Butler wrote on the first years after 9 11, commenting on the events as they were unfolding.

  10. Kyle says:

    Let s face it We re undone by each other And if we re not, we re missing something 23

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