Foucault, Politics, and Violence

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2803-3

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2802-6
Publication Date
May 2011
Page Count
194 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Foucault, Politics, and Violence

Johanna Oksala

In her book, Oksala shows that the arguments for the ineliminability of violence from the political are often based on excessively broad, ontological conceptions of violence distinct from its concrete and physical meaning and, on the other hand, on a restrictively narrow and empirical understanding of politics as the realm of conventional political institutions.
About the Author

Johanna Oksala is Senior Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland.