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Hostage Spaces of the Contemporary Islamicate World : Phantom Territoriality - Dejan Lukic

Hostage Spaces of the Contemporary Islamicate World

Phantom Territoriality

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Published: 22nd May 2014
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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.

An extended and highly original meditation on the ambiguous figure of the hostage in modern life. -- Faisal Devji, Reader in Modern South Asian History at the University of Oxford, UK

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

ISBN: 9781472570864
ISBN-10: 1472570863
Series: Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd May 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.34