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Missing: Persons and Politics


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Missing: Persons and Politics - Edkins, Jenny
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Stories of the missing offer profound insights into the tension between how political systems see us and how we see each other. The search for people who go missing as a result of war, political violence, genocide, or natural disaster reveals how forms of governance that objectify the person are challenged. Contemporary political systems treat persons instrumentally, as objects to be administered rather than as singular beings: the apparatus of government recognizes categories, not people. In contrast, relatives of the ...

Missing: Persons and Politics 2016, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9781501705649

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Missing: Persons and Politics 2011, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9780801450297