Hostage Spaces of the Contemporary Islamicate World: Phantom Territoriality (Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought)

Hostage Spaces of the Contemporary Islamicate World: Phantom Territoriality (Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought)

Dejan Lukic


How is hostage space constructed? In this age-long technique present in conflicts around the globe, unusual varieties of terror and intimacy come up, rather within the modern Islamic cultures of Chechnya, Albania, and Bosnia. This booklet investigates the modes of wish and politics present in kidnapping, so one can display the voices of sufferers and kidnappers that regularly stay closed up. Dejan Lukic explores the areas the place hostages and hostage takers come into touch - areas of accident, sacrifice, wish, and disaster - or, in different phrases, the spaces that announce utopias sure to fail. during this publication, the figures of the victim, the terrorist, the sovereign, the resistance fighter and the witness - among others - emerge with a brand new face; person who will give a contribution to our understandings of what it ability to behave politically and ethically today.

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