Chemical Bodies: the techno-politics of control

Mankoo, Alex and Rappert, Brian, eds. (2018) Chemical Bodies: the techno-politics of control. Geopolitical Bodies, Material Worlds . Rowman & Littlefield, London; New York. ISBN 9781786605863

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Abstract

In warfare, civil unrest, and political protest, chemicals have served as means of coercion, suppression, and manipulation. This book examines how chemical agents have been justified, utilised and resisted as means of control. Through attending to how, when, and for whom bodies become rendered as sites of intervention, Chemical Bodies demonstrates the inter-relations between geopolitical transformations and the technological, spatial and social components of local events.

The chapters draw out some of the insidious ways in which chemical technologies are damaging, and re-open discussion regarding their justification, role and regulation. In doing so the contributors illustrate how certain instances of force gain prominence (or fade into obscurity), how some individuals speak and others get spoken for, how definitions of what counts as ‘success’ and ‘failure’ are advanced, and how the rights and wrongs of violence are contested.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0661 Social control
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state > JC328.6 Violence. Political violence
Depositing User: Alex Mankoo
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 14:53
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 14:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/86360
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