Frames of War
When Is Life Grievable?
A Verso book
Renowned social theorist unmasks the media's insidious collaboration with the military-industrial complex.
In this urgent response to violence, racism and increasingly aggressive methods of coercion, Judith Butler explores the media’s portrayal of armed conflict, a process integral to how the West prosecutes its wars. In doing so, she calls for a re-conceptualization of the Left, one united in opposition and resistance to the illegitimate and arbitrary effects of interventionist military action.
- August 2010
- 5.1 × 7.8 in
/ 224 pages
- Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies and the Philippines.
Endorsements & Reviews
“Bracing close readings.” — Steven Poole, The Guardian
“Judith Butler is quite simply one of the most probing, challenging,
and influential thinkers of our time.” — J. M. Bernstein
“It's clear that its author is still interested in stirring up trouble—academic, political and otherwise.” — Bookforum
“An urgent yet characteristically thoughtful analysis of a media-managed reality that is both more controlled and more insecure than ever before.” — Mark Fisher, Frieze
“One of the world’s leading thinkers … We are, many of us, deeply indebted to a body of work that has illuminated issues at the very core of life, death, sexuality and existence.” — Angela McRobbie, Times Higher Education Supplement
“Judith Butler is the most creative and courageous social theorist writing today. Frames of War is an intellectual masterpiece that weds a new understanding of being, immersed in history, to a novel Left politics that focuses on State violence, war and resistance.” — Cornel West
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