Egypt came to govern gaza as a result of a war, a failed effort to maintain Arab Palestine. Through surveillance, interrogation, and a network of local informants, the police extended their reach across the public domain and into private life, seeing Palestinians as both security threats and vulnerable subjects who needed protection.
Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures #ad - Security practices produced suspicion and safety simultaneously. In pursuit of security, Egyptian policing established a relatively safe society, but also one that blocked independent political activity. Throughout the twenty years of its administration 1948–1967, Egyptian policing of Gaza concerned itself not only with crime and politics, but also with control of social and moral order.
Policing also provided opportunities for people to make claims of government, influence their neighbors, and protect their families. Police encounters explores the paradox of Egyptian rule.
The Theater of Operations: National Security Affect from the Cold War to the War on TerrorDuke University Press Books #ad - Tracing how specific aspects of emotional management, state secrecy, and threat awareness have evolved as core aspects of the American social contract, media, existential danger, Masco draws on archival, and ethnographic resources to offer a new portrait of American national security culture. Counterterrorism apparatus in the Cold War's "balance of terror.
He shows how, after the attacks of 9/11, the U. S. Undemocratic and unrelenting, and ignores everyday forms of violence across climate, this counterterror state prioritizes speculative practices over facts, capital, and health in an unprecedented effort to anticipate and eliminate terror threats—real, imagined, and emergent.
The Theater of Operations: National Security Affect from the Cold War to the War on Terror #ad - . How did the most powerful nation on earth come to embrace terror as the organizing principle of its security policy? In The Theater of Operations, Joseph Masco locates the origins of the present-day U. S. Global war on terror mobilized a wide range of affective, conceptual, and institutional resources established during the Cold War to enable a new planetary theater of operations.
Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of PerceptionDuke University Press Books #ad - With ontopower, massumi provides an original theory of power that explains not only current practices of war but the culture of insecurity permeating our contemporary neoliberal condition. . Color coded terror alerts, invasion, drone war, rampant surveillance: all manifestations of the type of new power Brian Massumi theorizes in Ontopower.
Whereas nations once waited for a clear and present danger to emerge before using force, a threat's felt reality now demands launching a preemptive strike. Power refocuses on what may emerge, as that potential presents itself to feeling. This is ontopower—the mode of power embodying the logic of preemption across the full spectrum of force, from the “hard” military intervention to the "soft" surveillance.
Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception #ad - This affective logic of potential washes back from the war front to become the dominant mode of power on the home front as well. Security threats, regardless of the existence of credible intelligence, are now felt into reality. Through an in-depth examination of the War on Terror and the culture of crisis, Massumi identifies the emergence of preemption, which he characterizes as the operative logic of our time.
Unprepared: Global Health in a Time of EmergencyUniversity of California Press #ad - Funds have been devoted to cutting-edge research on pathogenic organisms, and a system of post hoc diagnosis analyzes sites of failed preparedness to find new targets for improvement. Yet, despite all these developments, the project of global health security continues to be unsettled by the prospect of surprise.
Alert systems and trigger devices now link health authorities, government officials, and vaccine manufacturers, all of whom are concerned with the possibility of a global pandemic. Recent years have witnessed an upsurge in global health emergencies—from SARS to pandemic influenza to Ebola to Zika. Each of these occurrences has sparked calls for improved health preparedness.
Unprepared: Global Health in a Time of Emergency #ad - In unprepared, andrew lakoff follows the history of health preparedness from its beginnings in 1950s Cold War civil defense to the early twenty-first century, when international health authorities carved out a global space for governing potential outbreaks.
Drone MIT Press: Remote Control Warfare The MIT PressMIT Press #ad - Deployed at presidential discretion, they can be used in regular war zones or to kill people in such countries as Yemen and Somalia, where the United States is not officially at war. He looks at the paradoxical mix of closeness and distance involved in remote killing: is it easier than killing someone on the physical battlefield if you have to watch onscreen? He suggests a new way of understanding the debate over civilian casualties of drone attacks.
. In this book, drawing on accounts by drone operators, anti-drone activists, victims of drone attacks, journalists, human rights activists, military thinkers, international lawyers, Hugh Gusterson explores the significance of drone warfare from multiple perspectives, and academic experts. Gusterson examines the way drone warfare has created commuter warriors and redefined the space of the battlefield.
Drone MIT Press: Remote Control Warfare The MIT Press #ad - Advocates say that drones are more precise than conventional bombers, allowing warfare with minimal civilian deaths while keeping American pilots out of harm's way. Critics say that drones are cowardly and that they often kill innocent civilians while terrorizing entire villages on the ground. He maps “ethical slippage” over time in the Obama administration's targeting practices.
Drone warfare described from the perspectives of drone operators, victims of drone attacks, international law, anti-drone activists, military thinkers, and others. A thoughtful examination of the dilemmas this new weapon poses. Foreign affairsDrones are changing the conduct of war.
The Baghdad Eucharist: A Novel Hoopoe FictionHoopoe #ad - As the growing turmoil around them seeps into their household, a rare argument breaks out between the elderly Youssef and his young guest. Hoopoe Fiction. Born into sanctions and war, Maha knows nothing of Iraq's good years that Youssef holds dear. Set over a single day, memory, The Baghdad Eucharist is an intimate story of love, and anguish in one Christian family.
The Baghdad Eucharist: A Novel Hoopoe Fiction #ad - Displaced by the sectarian violence in the city, Maha and her husband are taken in by a distant cousin, Youssef.
Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 Critical Cultural CommunicationNYU Press #ad - Media. Analyzing how tv dramas such as the practice, and non-profit advertising have represented arabs, muslims, news-reporting, and Sleeper Cell, Arab Americans, 24, NYPD Blue, Law and Order, and Muslim Americans during the War on Terror, this book demonstrates how more diverse representations do not in themselves solve the problem of racial stereotyping and how even seemingly positive images can produce meanings that can justify exclusion and inequality.
Arabs and muslims in the media examines this paradox and investigates the increase of sympathetic images of “the enemy” during the War on Terror. Evelyn alsultany explains that a new standard in racial and cultural representations emerged out of the multicultural movement of the 1990s that involves balancing a negative representation with a positive one, what she refers to as “simplified complex representations.
Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 Critical Cultural Communication #ad - This has meant that if the storyline of a tv drama or film represents an Arab or Muslim as a terrorist, then the storyline also includes a “positive” representation of an Arab, Arab American, Muslim, or Muslim American to offset the potential stereotype. After 9/11, there was an increase in both the incidence of hate crimes and government policies that targeted Arabs and Muslims and the proliferation of sympathetic portrayals of Arabs and Muslims in the U.
S. Hoopoe Fiction.
OrientalismVintage #ad - Orientalism #ad - More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, from its position of power, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident.
Hoopoe Fiction. Orientalism. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.
Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East since 1945, Updated Edition American CrossroadsUniversity of California Press #ad - Hoopoe Fiction. In this innovative book―now brought up-to-date to include 9/11 and the Iraq war―Melani McAlister argues that U. S. American understandings of the region are framed by narratives that draw on religious belief, news media accounts, and popular culture. Foreign policy, race politics, and religious history.
Orientalism. Epic encounters examines how popular culture has shaped the ways Americans define their "interests" in the Middle East. Mcalister's singular achievement is to illuminate the contexts of these five images both at the time they were taken and as they relate to current events, an accomplishment all the more remarkable since―to paraphrase her new preface―we are today struggling to look backward at something that is still rushing ahead.
Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East since 1945, Updated Edition American Crossroads #ad - Foreign policy, while grounded in material and military realities, is also developed in a cultural context. The new chapter, 4 the statue of saddam hussein being toppled in baghdad, titled "9/11 and after: snapshots on the Road to Empire, " considers and brilliantly analyzes five images that have become iconic: 1 New York City firemen raising the American flag out of the rubble of the World Trade Center, 2 the televised image of Osama bin-Laden, 3 Afghani women in burqas, and 5 the hooded and wired prisoner in Abu Ghraib.
This remarkable and pathbreaking book skillfully weaves lively and accessible readings of film, media, and music with a rigorous analysis of U. S.
Provisional Authority: Police, Order, and Security in IndiaUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - In the end, she shows that police authority in india is not simply a vulgar manifestation of raw power or the violence of law but, a contingent and volatile social resource relied upon in different ways to help realize human needs and desires in a pluralistic, rather, postcolonial democracy. In this book, democratic governance, she offers an empirically rich and theoretically innovative look at the great puzzle of police authority in contemporary India and its relationship to social order, and security.
Provocative and compelling, provisional Authority provides a rare and disquieting look inside the world of police in India, and shines critical light on an institution fraught with moral, legal and political contradictions. Orientalism. Jauregui explores the paradoxical demands placed on Indian police, who are at once routinely charged with abuses of authority at the same time that they are asked to extend that authority into any number of both official and unofficial tasks.
Provisional Authority: Police, Order, and Security in India #ad - Her ethnography of their everyday life and work demonstrates that police authority is provisional in several senses: shifting across time and space, subject to the availability and movement of resources, and dependent upon shared moral codes and relentless instrumental demands. These sorts of problems are especially omnipresent in postcolonial nations such as India, where Beatrice Jauregui has spent several years studying the day-to-day lives of police officers in its most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.
Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization. Hoopoe Fiction.
Policing and the Poetics of Everyday LifeUniversity of Illinois Press #ad - Policing and the poetics of everyday Life takes a unique approach to several abiding issues in criminology and sociology from the standpoint of philosophy and aesthetics. Wender, draws on martin heidegger to argue that “praxis is poetry, a social philosopher and veteran police sergeant, ” interpreting all social action as intentional creation or “poiesis” that is intrinsically meaningful.
Hoopoe Fiction. Using an interpretive framework that he calls a “phenomenological aesthetics of encounter, including cases of domestic violence, contacts with juveniles, drug-related situations, instances of mental and emotional crisis, ” Wender takes up a number of case studies of police-citizen encounters, and death.
Policing and the Poetics of Everyday Life #ad - Orientalism. This study by a self-described “philosopher-cop” develops a phenomenological interpretation of police-citizen encounters, revealing the importance of metaphysics in everyday life through a disclosure of the grounding principles that inform the bureaucratic approach to human predicaments.