911 A Public Emergency?

911 A Public Emergency?

By: Fred Moten (author), Brent Hayes Edwards (author), Timothy Mitchell (author), Stefano Harney (author), Randy Martin (author), Ella Shohat (author)Paperback

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Since September 11, public discourse has often been framed in terms of absolutes: an age of innocence gives way to a present under siege, while the United States and its allies face off against the Axis of Evil. This special issue of Social Text aims to move beyond these binaries toward thoughtful analysis. The editors argue that the challenge for the Left is to develop an antiterrorism stance that acknowledges the legacy of U.S. trade and foreign policy as well as the diversity of the Muslim faith and the dangers presented by fundamentalism of all kinds.Examining the strengths and shortcomings of area, race, and gender studies in the search for understanding, this issue considers cross-cultural feminism as a means of combating terrorism; racial profiling of Muslims in the context of other racist logics; and the homogenization of dissent. The issue includes poetry, photographic work, and an article by Judith Butler on the discursive space surrounding the attacks of September 11. This impressive range of contributions questions the meaning and implications of the events of September 11 and their aftermath. Contributors. Muneer Ahmad, Meena Alexander, Lopamudra Basu, Judith Butler, Zillah Eisenstein, Stefano Harney, Randy Martin, Rosalind C. Morris, Fred Moten, Sandrine Nicoletta, Yigal Nizri, Jasbir K. Puar, Amit S. Rai, Ella Shohat, Ban Wang


Introduction: 911 - A Public Emergency? - Randy Martin and Ella Shohat; Fragment on Kropotkin and Guiliani - Stefano Harney; Aftermath: Invisible City Pitfire Petroglyph - Meena Alexander; Interview with Meena Alexander - Lopamudra Basu; Exit - Sandrine Nicoletta; Cloud Bench - Yigal Nizri; The Cold War, Imperial Aesthetics, and Area Studies - Ban Wang; Area Studies, Gender Studies, and the Cartographies of Knowledge - Ella Shout; Feminisms in the Aftermath of September 11 - Zillah Eisentein; Homeland Insecurities: Racial Profiling and Subordination the Day After September 11 - Muneer Ahmad; Monster, Terrorist, Fag: The War on Terorism and the Production of Docile Patriots - Amit Rai and Jasbir Puar; These on the Questions of War: History, Media, Terror - Rosalind Morris; Explanation and Exoneration, or, What We Can Hear - Judith Butler; The New International of Decent Feelings - Fred Moten; Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9780822365532
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780822365532
  • ISBN10: 0822365537

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