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Author Jelly-Schapiro, Eli,
Title Security and terror : American culture and the long history of colonial modernity / Eli Jelly-Schapiro.
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]

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Author Jelly-Schapiro, Eli,
Subject War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009, in literature.
Terrorism -- United States.
National security -- United States.
International relations and terrorism -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (x, 220 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : history, narrative, and the War on Terror -- "All the world was America" : the long history of Homeland Security -- "A general principle of democracy" : terror and colonial modernity -- "Choc en retour" : security, terror, theory -- "Vanishing points" : postcolonial America -- "This is our threnody" : writing history as catastrophe -- Epilogue : rupture and colonial modernity.
Summary "When in 1492 Christopher Columbus set out for Asia but instead happened on the Bahamas, Cuba, and Hispaniola, his error inaugurated a specifically colonial modernity. This is, Security and Terror contends, the colonial modernity within which we still live. And its enduring features are especially vivid in the current American century, a moment marked by a permanent War on Terror and pervasive capitalist dispossession. Resisting the assumption that September 11, 2001, constituted a historical rupture, Eli Jelly-Schapiro traces the political and philosophic genealogies of security and terror--from the settler-colonial conquest of the New World to the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond. A history of the present crisis, Security and Terror also examines how that history is registered and reckoned with in significant works of fiction and theory. In critical dialogue with novels by Teju Cole, Mohsin Hamid, Junot Diaz, and Roberto Bolano, and the theoretical interventions of Jean Baudrillard, Giorgio Agamben, Judith Butler, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, and others, Jelly-Schapiro reveals how the erasure of colonial history enables the perpetual reproduction of colonial culture"--Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 04, 2018).
ISBN 9780520968158 (electronic book)
0520968158 (electronic book)
9780520295377 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 1019844731
Additional Format Print version: Jelly-Schapiro, Eli. Security and terror. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] 9780520295377 (DLC) 2017053887

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