Studies of the Americas

Necropolitics

Living Death in Mexico

Authors: Emerson, R. Guy

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  • Explores the immanent production of life – albeit amid violence – that underpins contemporary politics
  • Focuses on crises themselves, rather than their aftermath, and thereby pointing to a living amid violent death
  • Decentralizes death beyond the state to involve a range of actors (cartels, vigilante groups) that dislodge questions of administration
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This book offers a contemporary look at violence in Mexico and argues for a recalibration in how necropolitics, as the administration of life and death, is understood. The author locates the forces of mortality directly on the body, rather than as an object of government, thereby placing death in a politics of the everyday. This necropolitics is explored through testimonies of individuals living in towns overrun by organized crime and resistance groups, namely, the autodefensa movement, that operate throughout Michoacán, one of the most violent states in Mexico. This volume studies how individuals and communities go on living not in spite of the death that surrounds life, but more disturbingly by attuning to it.

About the authors

R. Guy Emerson is Professor at the Department of International Relations and Political Science at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico.

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“An original and incisive study of life, death and power in contemporary Mexico, Emerson’s book makes an important contribution to the analysis of biopolitics and necropolitics and to an understanding of the phenomenological modulations of living in the death worlds of Michoacán. A timely, keenly observed and elegantly argued contribution.” (Silvia Posocco, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birbeck, University of London, UK)

 

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Necropolitics
Book Subtitle
Living Death in Mexico
Authors
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12302-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12302-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12301-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 190
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