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Hostage Spaces of the Contemporary Islamicate World: Phantom Territoriality (Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thou)

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How is hostage space
constructed?
In
this age-long procedure found in conflicts around the world, strange forms of
terror and intimacy arise, particularly in the contemporary Islamic cultures of
Chechnya, Albania, and Bosnia. This book investigates the modes of desire and
politics found in kidnapping, in order to reveal the voices of victims and
kidnappers that often remain closed up. Dejan Lukic explores
the spaces where hostages and hostage takers come into contact - spaces of
accident, sacrifice, hope, and catastrophe - or, in other words, the spaces
that announce utopias bound to fail. In this book, the figures of the
victim, the terrorist, the sovereign, the resistance fighter and the witness -
among others - emerge with a new face; one that will contribute to our
understandings of what it means to act politically and ethically today.

About the Author

Dejan Lukic is Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface: Diagrammatic
Intensifications \ 1. "Being on the Lookout", the Animal \ 2. Biopotentiality
and the Enemy \ 3. Architectonics of Hostage-Space \ 4. The Movement of the
Black Stone \ 5. Delirium of Air \ 6. The New Weapon \ 7. Sovereign, Of the
Outside \ 8. Taking, Seizing, The Event \ 9. Cry, the Inhuman \ Bibliography \
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781472570864
Author:
Lukic, Dejan
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.2126 x 6.14173 in 1 lb

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