Foucault, Politics, and Violence

Foucault, Politics, and Violence

By: Johanna Oksala (author)Hardback

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In her book, Oksala shows that the arguments for the ineliminability of violence from the political are often based on excessively broad, ontological conceptions of violence distinct from its concrete and physical meaning and, on the other hand, on a restrictively narrow and empirical understanding of politics as the realm of conventional political institutions.

About Author

Johanna Oksala is Senior Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland.


Introduction Chapter 1: The Politicization of Ontology Chapter 2: Foundational Violence Chapter 3: Dangerous Animals Chapter 4: The Politics of Gendered Violence Chapter 5: Political Life Chapter 6: The Management of State Violence Chapter 7: The Political Ontology of Neoliberalism Chapter 8: Violence and Neoliberal Governmentality Chapter 9: Terror and Political Spirituality Abbreviations for works by Foucault References Notes

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  • ISBN13: 9780810128026
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 186
  • ID: 9780810128026
  • ISBN10: 0810128020

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