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Precarious Life by Judith Butler
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Aug 07, 2011

really liked it
Read in December, 2009

These essays brilliantly refute many criticisms against her (often intentionally misrepresented and thus misunderstood) arguments such as often distorted her arguments against Israel's policy as anti-semite. The concepts of precarious life, through her correlated collection of essays, provide a great analysis and arguments regarding 'face' of others, 'dehumanization' using issues 'Anti-Semite charges', '9-11' and 'indefinite detention', etc... I'd recommend anyone who cares about the US war, indefinite detention practices, Israel-Palestine, censorship as well as humanities as subject. This is truly inspiring and courageous work.

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