Vulnerability in resistance / Judith Butler, Zeynep Gambetti, Leticia Sabsay, editors.

by Butler, Judith, 1956- [editor.]Looking glass; Gambetti, Zeynep [editor.]Looking glass; Sabsay, Leticia [editor.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.Description: x, 336 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780822362906.Subject(s): Power (Social sciences)Looking glass | Feminist theoryLooking glass | Social movements -- Philosophy | Identity politicsLooking glass | Sex role -- Political aspectsLooking glass | Vulnerability (Personality trait)Looking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Vulnerability and resistance have often been seen as opposites, with the assumption that vulnerability requires protection and the strengthening of paternalistic power at the expense of collective resistance. Focusing on political movements and cultural practices in different global locations, including Turkey, Palestine, France, and the former Yugoslavia, the contributors to Vulnerability in Resistance articulate an understanding of the role of vulnerability in practices of resistance. They consider how vulnerability is constructed, invoked, and mobilized within neoliberal discourse, the politics of war, resistance to authoritarian and securitarian power, in LGBTQI struggles, and in the resistance to occupation and colonial violence. The essays offer a feminist account of political agency by exploring occupy movements and street politics, informal groups at checkpoints and barricades, practices of self-defense, hunger strikes, transgressive enactments of solidarity and mourning, infrastructural mobilizations, and aesthetic and erotic interventions into public space that mobilize memory and expose forms of power. Pointing to possible strategies for a feminist politics of transversal engagements and suggesting a politics of bodily resistance that does not disavow forms of vulnerability, the contributors develop a new conception of embodiment and sociality within fields of contemporary power.

Contributors. Meltem Ahiska, Athena Athanasiou, Sarah Bracke, Judith Butler, Elsa Dorlin, Başak Ertür, Zeynep Gambetti, Rema Hammami, Marianne Hirsch, Elena Loizidou, Leticia Sabsay, Nükhet Sirman, Elena Tzelepis

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Illustrations (p. vii)
  • Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • 1 Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance (p. 12)
  • 2 Risking Oneself and One's Identity: Agonism Revisited (p. 28)
  • 3 Bouncing Back: Vulnerability and Resistance in Times of Resilience (p. 52)
  • 4 Vulnerable Times (p. 76)
  • 5 Barricades: Resources and Residues of Resistance (p. 97)
  • 6 Dreams and the Political Subject (p. 122)
  • 7 Vulnerable Corporealities and Precarious Belongings in Mona Hatoum's Art (p. 146)
  • 8 Precarious Politics: The Activism of "Bodies That Count" (Aligning with Those That Don't) in Palestine's Colonial Frontier (p. 167)
  • 9 When Antigone Is a Man: Feminist "Trouble" in the Late Colony (p. 191)
  • 10 Violence against Women in Turkey: Vulnerability, Sexuality, and Eros (p. 211)
  • 11 Bare Subjectivity: Faces, Veils, and Masks in the Contemporary Allegories of Western Citizenship (p. 236)
  • 12 Nonsovereign Agonism (or, Beyond Affirmation versus Vulnerability) (p. 256)
  • 13 Permeable Bodies: Vulnerability, Affective Powers, Hegemony (p. 278)
  • Bibliography (p. 303)
  • Contributors (p. 325)
  • Index (p. 329)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Zeynep Gambetti is Associate Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University.

Leticia Sabsay is Assistant Professor in the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science.