By Banu Bargu
Starve and Immolate tells the tale of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a perilous fight opposed to the creation of excessive safety prisons through forging their lives into guns. Weaving jointly modern and important political conception with political ethnography, Banu Bargu analyzes the demise speedy fight as an exemplary even though now not unprecedented example of self-destructive practices which are a outcome of, retort to, and refusal of the more and more biopolitical types of sovereign strength deployed round the globe.
Bargu chronicles the studies, rituals, values, ideals, ideological self-representations, and contentions of the protestors who fought mobile confinement opposed to the history of the background of Turkish democracy and the therapy of dissent in a rustic the place prisons became websites of political disagreement. A serious reaction to Michel Foucault's self-discipline and Punish, Starve and Immolate facilities on new different types of fight that come up from the uneven antagonism among the kingdom and its contestants within the modern legal. Bargu finally positions the weaponization of lifestyles as a bleak, violent, and ambivalent kind of rebel politics that seeks to wrench the ability of existence and demise clear of the trendy kingdom on corporeal grounds and in more and more theologized types. Drawing realization to the existential dedication, sacrificial morality, and militant martyrdom that transforms those struggles right into a complicated amalgam of resistance, Bargu explores the worldwide ramifications of human weapons' practices of resistance, their chances and barriers
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