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The Politics of Conflict: Transubstantiatory Violence in Iraq

Ingber, Monica

Published by McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN 10: 0773543600 / ISBN 13: 9780773543607
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Title: The Politics of Conflict: Transubstantiatory...

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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By looking at the problem of complicity in political violence from a social versus a legal perspective, this book offers readers an insight into the ways in which violence operates. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1FBQ; JFFE; JPWS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 154 x 229 x 16. Weight in Grams: 382. . 2015. Reissue. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780773543607

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Synopsis: By looking at the problem of complicity in political violence from a social versus a legal perspective, The Politics of Conflict offers readers new insight into the ways in which violence operates. To do this, Monica Ingber applies Gilles Deleuze's analysis of the novellas of Leopold Sacher-Masoch, particularly Venus in Furs, to the politics of violence in Iraq. Specifically, Ingber develops the concept of transubstantiatory violence, to think through the relationship between social complicity and political violence. By assessing politics in Iraq through the lens of transubstantiatory violence, it becomes possible to see how social complicity validates what would be otherwise viewed as illegitimate forms of violence. This legitimization of violence is addressed through the problematization of the modern correlation of security, law, and the social contract by exploring three key areas of socio-politics: state-making and nation-building, political movements, and the popular militia. A serious study that makes important contributions to political science, political philosophy, and conflict studies, The Politics of Conflict demonstrates an alternative view of violence that is provocative in its ability to destabilize dominant understandings of regime violence and the counter-reactions of opposition movements.

About the Author: Monica Ingber is a visiting research fellow in the York Centre for International and Security Studies at York University.

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