Necropolitics

Living Death in Mexico
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 8. März 2019
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XI, 190 Seiten
978-3-030-12301-7 (ISBN)
 

This book offers a contemporary look at violence in Mexico and argues for a recalibration in how necropolitics, as the administration of life and death, is understood. The author locates the forces of mortality directly on the body, rather than as an object of government, thereby placing death in a politics of the everyday. This necropolitics is explored through testimonies of individuals living in towns overrun by organized crime and resistance groups, namely, the autodefensa movement, that operate throughout Michoacán, one of the most violent states in Mexico. This volume studies how individuals and communities go on living not in spite of the death that surrounds life, but more disturbingly by attuning to it.

1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
XI, 190 p.
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 153 mm
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  • Dicke: 16 mm
  • 383 gr
978-3-030-12301-7 (9783030123017)
10.1007/978-3-030-12302-4
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R. Guy Emerson is Professor at the Department of International Relations and Political Science at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico.
Part I: The wounded body
Chapter 1: Life, death and power
Chapter 2: Necropolitics: From corpse to body
Chapter 3: The wounded body: A necropolitics of living death
Chapter 4: Necropolitics and resistance: The autodefensa movement
Part II: The mutilated body
Chapter 5: Thanatopolitics: Mutilating autodefensas
Chapter 6: Mutilation extended
Chapter 7: Making killable: (Pure) violence and a suicidal state
Chapter 8: Necropolitics: Governing by the campfire
This book offers a contemporary look at violence in Mexico and argues for a recalibration in how necropolitics, as the administration of life and death, is understood. The author locates the forces of mortality directly on the body, rather than as an object of government, thereby placing death in a politics of the everyday. This necropolitics is explored through testimonies of individuals living in towns overrun by organized crime and resistance groups, namely, the autodefensa movement, that operate throughout Michoacán, one of the most violent states in Mexico. This volume studies how individuals and communities go on living not in spite of the death that surrounds life, but more disturbingly by attuning to it.
R. Guy Emerson is Professor at the Department of International Relations and Political Science at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico.

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