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dc.contributor.author Véronique en_US
dc.contributor.author Jenny en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-06T12:25:24Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-06T12:25:24Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/03058298050340010101 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pin-Fat , V & Edkins , J 2005 , ' Through the Wire: Relations of Power and Relations of Violence ' Millennium: Journal of International Studies , vol 34 , no. 1 , pp. 1-24 . , 10.1177/03058298050340010101 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 81674 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/855 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/855
dc.description.abstract This article seeks to explore the question, most starkly posed by Giorgio Agamben, of whether sovereign power can be challenged. By deploying readings of Agamben and Foucault that complement and illuminate each other, we propose that although sovereign power remains globally predominant, it is best considered not as a form of power relation but as a relation of violence. By exploring sovereign power in this way, we argue, alongside Agamben, that challenges to it are available in two modes: first, a refusal to draw lines between forms of life; and, secondly, an assumption of bare life. The availability of these forms of challenge is illustrated by examining practices of lip sewing amongst refugees. In the end, the refusal to draw lines and the assumption of bare life seek to reinstate properly political power relations with their accompanying freedoms and potentialities. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Millennium: Journal of International Studies en_US
dc.title Through the Wire: Relations of Power and Relations of Violence en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of International Politics en_US


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