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Giorgio Agamben

(1942–) Italianphilosopher best known for his concept of homo sacer. Agamben studied at the University of Rome, completing a doctorate on the political thought of Simone Weil. In ...

Melancholy

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Michael Ann Holly

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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...Roland ; Derrida, Jacques ; Freud, Sigmund ; Klein, Melanie ; Kristeva, Julia ; Lacan, Jacques Marie ; and Winnicott, Donald Woods .] Bibliography Abraham, Karl . Selected Papers of Karl Abraham, M.D . Edited by Ernest Jones . New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1927. Agamben, Giorgio . Stanzas: Word and Phantasm in Western Culture . Translated by Ronald L. Martinez . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993. Barthes, Roland . Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography . Translated by Richard Howard . New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1981....

International Organization and Crime, and Corruption

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Frank G. Madsen

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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...of the normal. In other words, the security regime considers reality and establishes several normal distributions – the norm is an interplay of differential normalities. Foucault's work had an enormous influence and it was taken up and continued by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. Furthermore, Foucault's work and that of Giddens ( 1984 ) led to the development of a new branch of knowledge, surveillance studies , which is of core importance on an international level. Ultimately based on the philosophical findings of Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon (...

Politics

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Thijs Lijster, Steven C. Dubin, Mark Antliff, and James Miller

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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...by actively engaging certain social groups in art projects. These kinds of projects also meet with much criticism, however—for at what point does political art turn into downright politics ( De Bruyne and Gielen, 2011 )? [ See also Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund ; Agamben, Giorgio ; Anti-Art ; Autonomy ; Badiou, Alain ; Benjamin, Walter ; Education, Aesthetic ; Ideology ; Law and Art ; Nancy, Jean-Luc ; National Endowment for the Arts ; Rancière, Jacques ; and Sociology of Art .] Bibliography Adorno, Theodor W. Aesthetic Theory...

The Matter of Drafts

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Jani Scandura

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory

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2022
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...Press, 2014) . 298. Agamben discusses the “theologico-messianic” concept of the remnant as witness drawn from the Old Testament in his analysis of the Muselmann in Auschwitz. The “remnants of Auschwitz—the witnesses—are neither dead nor the survivors, neither the drowned nor the saved” (164). To compare Agamben’s remnant to drafts is not to adopt a term that refers to humans or a people in relation to objects, but to consider the boundary between life and death, between body and thing, that the remnant describes. See Giorgio Agamben, Remnants of Aushwitz:...

Politics of Vision in the Carceral State: Legibility and Looking in Hostile Territory

Politics of Vision in the Carceral State: Legibility and Looking in Hostile Territory   Reference library

Ashley Hunt

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

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...theories on the state of emergency, or what is revealed about the nature of the state when it suspends constitutional protections and rights in the context of what it claims as an emergency, claiming a “state of exception,” see the writings of Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Giorgio Agamben, and Sunera Thobani. 10. See accounts of Jeremy Bentham’s architectural design for the Panopticon, organized by a central tower from which guards can see out into the cells that encircle it, but into which the surrounding prisoners cannot see; by not knowing whether they’re...

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