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The Resource Alternative accountabilities in global politics : the scars of violence, Brent J. Steele

Alternative accountabilities in global politics : the scars of violence, Brent J. Steele

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Alternative accountabilities in global politics : the scars of violence
Title
Alternative accountabilities in global politics
Title remainder
the scars of violence
Statement of responsibility
Brent J. Steele
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In fields such as politics, international relations, public administration and international law, there is a rapidly growing interest in the topic of 'accountability'. In this innovative new work, Steele shows how we might recognize how an alternative form of accountability in global politics has been present for some time, and that, furthermore, this form's continued presence remains one of the most politically powerful, if not endurable, possibilities for resistance in the near future. This book argues that the physical and visually shocking outcomes of violence found on the bodies of humans, as well as the buildings and landscapes which surround us, specifically the scars they leave behind, remain one of our most compelling forms of accountability. Steele develops the theoretical argument on scars and exteriority utilizing insights from several philosophical and theoretical resources including Hannah Arendt, Erving Goffmann, and Richard Rorty. The work examines scars and their effects through several illustrations, including the accounts of Emmett Till, Iranian protestor Neda Agha-Soltan, the Syrian boy Hamza al-Khateeb, the massacre in WWII and then memorializing throughout the 20th century of the Lidice children in the modern-day Czech Republic, the particular architecturally destructive outcomes of the 2008-9 Gaza War, the loss of the Twin Towers in New York, as well as a variety of violent scars found on the landscapes of Europe and Southeast Asia. Emphasizing the importance of the space and 'time' of scars, the book illustrates how an alternative form of accountability in the scar can be a useful, disruptive, spontaneous, but also creative practice to challenge the discourses of violence which remain with us today."--Publisher's website
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Steele, Brent J
Dewey number
327.1/17
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Interventions
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  • International relations
  • War
  • Political violence
Label
Alternative accountabilities in global politics : the scars of violence, Brent J. Steele
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-191) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The Account of the Scar: Theory and Methods -- Towards a Politics of Exteriority -- The Body's Resistance: Anthrobiological Scars -- The Spaces Around Us: Architectural and Landscape Scars -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn828424148
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203082447
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828424148
Label
Alternative accountabilities in global politics : the scars of violence, Brent J. Steele
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-191) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The Account of the Scar: Theory and Methods -- Towards a Politics of Exteriority -- The Body's Resistance: Anthrobiological Scars -- The Spaces Around Us: Architectural and Landscape Scars -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn828424148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203082447
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828424148

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