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dc.contributor.author Pin-Fat, Véronique
dc.contributor.author Edkins, Jenny
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-06T12:25:24Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-06T12:25:24Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08
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
dc.identifier.issn 0305-8298
dc.identifier.other PURE: 81674
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/855
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/855
dc.description Edkins, J. and Pin-Fat, V. (2005). Through the Wire: Relations of Power and Relations of Violence. Millennium - Journal of International Studies. 34(1), pp.1-24 RAE2008 en
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
dc.format.extent 24 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Millennium: Journal of International Studies en
dc.title Through the Wire: Relations of Power and Relations of Violence en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/03058298050340010101
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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