Hostage Spaces of the Contemporary Islamicate World Phantom Territoriality

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-03-14
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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How is hostage space constructed?Inthis age-long procedure found in conflicts around the world, strange forms of terror and intimacy arise, particularly in the contemporary Islamic cultures ofChechnya, Albania, and Bosnia. This book investigates the modes of desire and politics found in kidnapping, in order to reveal the voices of victims andkidnappers that often remain closed up. Dejan Lukic explores the spaces where hostages and hostage takers come into contact - spaces ofaccident, sacrifice, hope, and catastrophe - or, in other words, the spaces that announce utopias bound to fail. In this book, the figures of thevictim, the terrorist, the sovereign, the resistance fighter and the witness - among others - emerge with a new face; one that will contribute to ourunderstandings of what it means to act politically and ethically today.

Table of Contents

Preface: DiagrammaticIntensifications \ 1. "Being on the Lookout", the Animal \ 2. Biopotentialityand the Enemy \ 3. Architectonics of Hostage-Space \ 4. The Movement of theBlack Stone \ 5. Delirium of Air \ 6. The New Weapon \ 7. Sovereign, Of theOutside \ 8. Taking, Seizing, The Event \ 9. Cry, the Inhuman \ Bibliography \Index

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