Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence

TitlePrecarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsButler, Judith
Number of Pages168
CityLondon ; New York

In this appraisal of America after September 11, 2001, 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. —Adapted from jacket

Short TitlePrecarious Life
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