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Giorgio Agamben and the spatialities of the camp: An introduction

Ek, Richard LU (2006) In Geografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography 88(4). p.363-386
Abstract
The Italian political philosopher Giorgio Agamben's conclusion that the camp has replaced the city as the biopolitical paradigm of the West is as difficult to digest as it is easy to see how it responds to contemporary political tendencies in the world today. In this introduction to this theme issue on Giorgio Agamben and the spatialities of the camp, a detailed exposition emulating the structure of Agamben's seminal book Homo Sacer: is conducted, tracing the genealogies of Agamben's ideas and commenting on his swiftly enhanced importance in the social sciences and humanities. The introduction concludes by outlining some possible research fields in human geogrphy where much insight could be gained if Agamben's work is given more detailed... (More)
The Italian political philosopher Giorgio Agamben's conclusion that the camp has replaced the city as the biopolitical paradigm of the West is as difficult to digest as it is easy to see how it responds to contemporary political tendencies in the world today. In this introduction to this theme issue on Giorgio Agamben and the spatialities of the camp, a detailed exposition emulating the structure of Agamben's seminal book Homo Sacer: is conducted, tracing the genealogies of Agamben's ideas and commenting on his swiftly enhanced importance in the social sciences and humanities. The introduction concludes by outlining some possible research fields in human geogrphy where much insight could be gained if Agamben's work is given more detailed consideration. (Less)
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camp, Giorgio!Agamben, naked life, bare life, bio-politics, homo sacer, power
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Geografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography
volume
88
issue
4
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363 - 386
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  • scopus:33845257096
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1468-0467
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10.1111/j.0435-3684.2006.00228.x
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English
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  title        = {Giorgio Agamben and the spatialities of the camp: An introduction},
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  volume       = {88},
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