Rhetorics Of Insecurity: Belonging And Violence In The Neoliberal Era by Zeynep GambettiRhetorics Of Insecurity: Belonging And Violence In The Neoliberal Era by Zeynep Gambetti

Rhetorics Of Insecurity: Belonging And Violence In The Neoliberal Era

EditorZeynep Gambetti

Hardcover | August 23, 2013

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In Rhetorics of Insecurity, Zeynep Gambetti and Marcial Godoy-Anativia bring together a select group of scholars to investigate the societal ramifications of the present-day concern with security in diverse contexts and geographies. The essays claim that discourses and practices of security actually breed insecurity, rather than merely being responses to the latter. By relating the binary of security/insecurity to the binary of neoliberalism/neoconservatism, the contributors to this volume reveal the tensions inherent in the proliferation of individualism and the concurrent deployment of techniques of societal regulation around the globe. Chapters explore the phenomena of indistinction, reversal of terms, ambiguity, and confusion in security discourses. Scholars of diverse backgrounds interpret the paradoxical simultaneity of the suspension and enforcement of the law through a variety of theoretical and ethnographic approaches, and they explore the formation and transformation of forms of belonging and exclusion. Ultimately, the volume as a whole aims to understand one crucial question: whether securitized neoliberalism effectively spells the end of political liberalism as we know it today.
Zeynep Gambetti is Associate Professor of Political Theory at Bogazici University, Istanbul. 
Marcial Godoy-Anativia is Associate Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University, where he serves as coeditor of its online journal e-misférica. 
Title:Rhetorics Of Insecurity: Belonging And Violence In The Neoliberal EraFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 23, 2013Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814708439

ISBN - 13:9780814708439

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