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By Marcelo Svirsky, Simone Bignall

Svirsky and Bignall gather prime figures to discover the wealthy philosophical linkages and the political matters shared via Agamben and postcolonial idea. Agamben's theories of the 'state of exception' and 'bare existence' are located in serious relation to the lifestyles of those phenomena within the colonial/postcolonial global.

Features a global set of professional individuals who method postcolonial feedback from an interdisciplinary perspectiveo bargains with colonial and postcolonial concerns in Russia, Israel and Palestine, Africa the Americas, Asia and Australiao deals new insights on colonial exclusion, racism and postcolonial democracyo A well timed intervention to debates in poststructuralist, postcolonial and postmodern reports for college students of politics, severe concept and social & political philosophy

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In other post-revolutionary contexts, including Central and East European postcommunism, this limitlessness whose momentary eruption is the feature of any genuine revolution, was quickly effaced by the institution of a new hegemonic delimitation that took the form of a ‘return to Europe5and the institutional process of NATO and EU accession. A similar installation of limits took place in the Central Asian republics of the former USSR, albeit in an explicitly anti-demo­ cratic and traditionalist manner.

Durham: Duke University Press, 107-34. Lentin R. (2005), ‘“Femina Sacra”: Gendered Memory and Political Violence’, Women's Studies International Forum , 29: 463-73. — (2011), ‘Palestinian Women from Femina Sacra to Agents o f Active Resistance’. Paper presented at the International Colloquium, WWW. World Wide Women: Globalisation, Genders and Languages, Research Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (CIRSDe), Università degli studi di Torino, 10-12 February. ) (2008), Thinking Palestine. London and New York: Zed Books.

As a result of this collapse of all distinctions we are resigned to the construction of oxymorons such as ‘mafia state5, the designation of Russia in the US diplomatic cables made publicly available in 2010 by WikiLeaks (see Harding 2010). However, insofar as this term conflates what we hold to be distinct and even opposite enti­ ties, its operation only reproduces a negative conceptualisation, whereby a mafia state is neither a proper 'mafia5 nor a proper 'state5. Accessible only in the mode of what it is not, the postcom­ munist condition is mystified even further.

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