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Purewal, Navtej and Dingli, Sophia, eds. (2018) Gendering (In)security in Contemporary States of Exception. Abingdon: Taylor and Francis. (Third World Thematics; Vol. 3 No. 2)

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This collection contributes to debates, which seek to move feminist scholarship away from the reification of the war/peace and security/economy divides. However, rather than focusing on the terms of the debate, it foregrounds the empirical reality of the breakdown of these traditional divisions, paying particular attention to the ‘state of exception’ and similar frameworks. In doing so, contributors to this collection trouble the ubiquitous concept and practices of ‘(in)security’ and their effects on differentially positioned subjects. By gendering (in)securities in ‘states of exception’ and other paradigms of government related to it, especially in postcolonial and neo-colonial contexts, it provides an approach, which allows us to study the complex and interrelated security logics, which constitute the messy realities of different – and particularly vulnerable – subjects’ lives. In other words, it suggests that these frameworks are ripe for feminist interventions and analyses of the logics and production of (in)securities as well as of resistance and hybridisation.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 23802014
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Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 20:50

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