The right to maim : debility, capacity, disability

by Puar, Jasbir K., 1967-

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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction 305.9 PUA
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  305.9 PUA
In The Right to Maim Jasbir K. Puar brings her pathbreaking work on the liberal state, sexuality, and biopolitics to bear on our understanding of disability. Drawing on a stunning array of theoretical and methodological frameworks, Puar uses the concept of "debility"--bodily injury and social exclusion brought on by economic and political factors--to disrupt the category of disability. She shows how debility, disability, and capacity together constitute an assemblage that states use to control populations. Puar's analysis culminates in an interrogation of Israel's policies toward Palestine, in which she outlines how Israel brings Palestinians into biopolitical being by designating them available for injury. Supplementing its right to kill with what Puar calls the right to maim, the Israeli state relies on liberal frameworks of disability to obscure and enable the mass debilitation of Palestinian bodies. Tracing disability's interaction with debility and capacity, Puar offers a brilliant rethinking of Foucauldian biopolitics while showing how disability functions at the intersection of imperialism and racialized capital.
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Series ANIMA (Duke University Press)
Subjects Disabilities -- Political aspects.
People with disabilities -- Civil rights.
Sociology of disability.
Marginality, Social -- Political aspects.
Gender identity -- Political aspects.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Occupied territories.
Military occupation -- Social aspects -- West Bank.
Publisher Durham :2017.
Language English
Description xxviii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780822368922
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