The Metacolonial State

Pakistan, Critical Ontology, and the Biopolitical Horizons of Political Islam
Wiley (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 4. Januar 2019
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  • 304 Seiten
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978-1-118-97939-6 (ISBN)
'An urgent and extraordinary book. Weaving a philosophical analysis of Heidegger, Agamben and Foucault, Jan draws out the implications of their thought for a radical analysis of the ontological politics of Islam and Pakistan. Whether writing about the 'Ulama and Deoband schools, blasphemy laws, the military, beards, or the Bamiyan Buddhas, Jan provokes and challenges our thinking while unearthing the ground on which Pakistan--and our world--are built.' --Joel Wainwright, Department of Geography, Ohio State University, USA 'In this exceptionally inventive and important book, Jan shows us that the problems besetting political life in Pakistan are part of a more troubling crisis in modern forms of power. Challenging accounts that cordon off "political Islam" from "the West," Jan discloses their fundamental indistinction and thus, through his practice of critical ontology, reorients our understanding of how power and violence are at work in the world.' --Joshua Barkan, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, USA The Metacolonial State presents a novel rethinking of the relationship between Islam and the Political. Key to the text is an original argument regarding the "biopoliticization of Islam" and the imperative need for understanding sovereign power and the state of exception in resolutely ontological terms. Through the formulation of a critical ontology of political violence, The Metacolonial State endeavors to shed new light on the signatures of power undergirding postcolonial life, while situating Pakistan as a paradigmatic site for reflection on the nature of modernity's precarious present. The cross-disciplinary approach of Dr. Jan's work is certain to have broad appeal among geographers, historians, anthropologists, postcolonial theorists, and political scientists, among others. At the same time, his explication of critical ontology - with its radical reading of the interlacement of history, power and the event - promises to add a bold new dimension to social science research on Islamism and biopolitics.
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  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Series Editors' Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Islamapolis: The Crisis of Islam and the Political in Pakistan
  • Chapter 1 Critical Ontology: The Biopolitical Apparatus
  • Heidegger: Being, World, Singularity
  • Ontology Contra Metaphysics: Ontotheology
  • The Essence of Being: Being, Beings, and the Ontological (In)Difference
  • Technology and Metaphysics
  • Politics: Apparatus, Machine, Power
  • Ethics: Gelassenheit and the Saving Power
  • Agamben's Apparatus: Being, Power, and Abandonment
  • Agamben's Critique: A Grammar of Crisis
  • The Topology86 of Sovereignty and the Exception
  • The Biopoliticization of Life
  • The Camp: Abandonment and the Space of Emergency
  • Foucault's Political Ontology and the Grammars of Power
  • The Shadow of Being
  • Turning (Kehre)
  • The Care of Freedom
  • Being, Subjectivity, and Power
  • Life and Power
  • Notes
  • Chapter 2 The Space of Emergency: The Military, Discipline, and Political Theology
  • Historical Thresholds of Sovereignty
  • Disciplinary Space
  • Pakistan and Her Army
  • The Violence of Law and the Law of Violence
  • Pervasive (but no Longer Persuasive) Musharraf
  • Sovereign Hauntology
  • The Polemos of the Political
  • The Space of War
  • Notes
  • Chapter 3 The Space of Law: 'Ulama, Shari'a, and the Technology of Blasphemy
  • Enframing Islam in Pakistan
  • Multiplicities of the Deoband
  • Crisis of Authority: 'Ulama as Subalterns
  • Towards a Conception of 'Ulama Governmentality
  • The Honor of Apostasy
  • The Sovereign Space of Blasphemy
  • Legislative Exorcism and the Deoband Anti-Ahmadiyya Movement
  • Heretics of the Modern
  • A Tale of Two Shaikh's
  • Piety (Taqwa) Politics and the Public's Fear
  • Coup de 'Ulama': The Objectives Revolution
  • Force-of-Law and the Law of Force
  • Notes
  • Chapter 4 The Space of War: Homo Islamicus, Body Politics, and Jihad
  • The Kafirs' Condemned Body
  • Of Beards, Bodies, and Buddhas: Sexual Somatics and the Radical Fatwas of the Deoband
  • Normalized Bodies
  • The Buddhas of Bamiyan
  • The Unapologetic Subject
  • Notes
  • Chapter 5 The Space of Exception: Nationalism and Biopolitical Sovereignty
  • Pakistan: The Banner of Islam
  • Borders of the "Ummagination:" The Two-Nation Notion
  • Djinns of the Nation
  • 'Allama's Law: Islam, the State, and Muslim Peoples
  • Iqbal and the Separation of the Ahmadi
  • Dar al-Harb: Discipline to Security57
  • Fatwa-e-Pakistan
  • The Jihad On
  • The Deoband Conference
  • Fat-war: Reading the Fatwa as Strategy
  • Whose Ummah?
  • The Taliban and the Teli-ban
  • Citizens of the Islamapolis
  • Power of Death
  • Notes
  • Conclusion: The Metacolonial and the Space of Thinking
  • Becoming Bio-Political: From Fana to Fanaticism and the Rise of the Lashkar
  • Coda on The American Sovereign Exception and the "Enframing" of the Muslim Enemy
  • Notes
  • Appendix A
  • 1.1 Blasphemy Law
  • Appendix B
  • 1.2 Objectives Resolution
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index
  • EULA

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