Starve and Immolate

The Politics of Human Weapons

Serie: New Directions in Critical Theory 33

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Banu Bargu analyzes the death fast struggle as an exemplary but not exceptional instance of self-destructive practices that are a consequence of, retort to, and refusal of the increasingly biopolitical forms of sovereign power deployed around the globe. Les mer
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Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Banu Bargu analyzes the death fast struggle as an exemplary but not exceptional instance of self-destructive practices that are a consequence of, retort to, and refusal of the increasingly biopolitical forms of sovereign power deployed around the globe. Starve and Immolate uncovers a rich archive of resistance in the contemporary prison. Bargu positions the weaponization of life as a bleak, violent, and ambivalent form of insurgent politics that seeks to wrench the power of life and death away from the modern state on corporeal grounds and in increasingly theologized forms.

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Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction: The Death Fast Struggle and the Weaponization of Life 1. Biosovereignty and Necroresistance 2. Crisis of Sovereignty 3. The Biosovereign Assemblage and Its Tactics 4. Prisoners in Revolt 5. Marxism, Martyrdom, and Memory 6. Contentions Within Necroresistance Conclusion: From Chains to Bodies Notes Bibliography Index

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Banu Bargu is associate professor of politics at the New School.