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Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence

Yasmeen Arif


Life, Emergent advocates for an affirmative life-politic that places the social squarely in the ‘meaning of life’, animating contemporary theory and practice on life in unexplored terrains. It privileges the social by exploring life-worlds of mass violence and questions the ability of the bio-political paradigm to contain a politics of life in the biological. What does an inquiry into life from the ‘social’ look like? Life, as it lives or dies in conditions of violence, in its momentum after damage, inscribes an emerging, dynamic, fluid, ever-changing explosion of relationalities in the cogniz ... More

Keywords: Biopolitics, Politics of life, Philosophical anthropology, Civil War, Communal Violence, Humanitarianisms, International criminal law, Urban Space, India, Sierra Leone

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781517900540
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517900540.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yasmeen Arif, author
University of Delhi

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