Agamben and Colonialism

by Marcelo Svirsky & Simone Bignall
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Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Series: Critical Connections EUP

Publication Date: September 04, 2015

ISBN: 9780748649266

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12 new essays evaluating Agamben's work from a postcolonial perspective. Svirsky and Bignall assemble leading figures to explore the rich philosophical linkages and the political concerns shared by Agamben and postcolonial theory.Agamben's theories of the 'state of exception' and 'bare life' are situated in critical relation to the existence of these phenomena in the colonial/postcolonial world.