Destroy, build, secure : readings on pacification / [edited by] Tyler Wall, Parastou Saberi, Will Jackson.

  • Ottawa : Red Quill Books, [2017]
  • ©2017
239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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"Pacification is most often understood as a military strategy or a metaphor for social control. Destroy, Build, Secure goes beyond this common usage of the word, instead focuses on pacification as a category of analysis. Emphasizing on pacification as simultaneously a repressive and productive strategy, this edited volume mobilizes the concept to problematize the liberal boundaries of war and peace, military and civil spheres, as well as police and military operations across time and geography. From the nineteenth century to our current conjuncture, from North America to Europe, North Africa and on to Turkey, contributors show how through moderating violence pacification is fundamental to state-led strategies of 'securing' relations of accumulation and domination 'at home' and 'abroad.' Destroy, Build, Secure argues that pacification has been essential to the survival of imperialist capitalism and as such critical theory needs to take the concept seriously."-- Provided by publisher.
"This present volume developed out of a stream of panels called "Law-Capital-Pacification" organized for the 2014 Critical Legal Studies Conference (Power, Capital, Chaos) at the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom."--Page 8.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Fundamentals of pacification theory : twenty-six articles / Mark Neocleous -- Humpty putting himself back together : the hidden centrality of participation to pacification theory / Stuart Schrader -- Counterinsurgency as global social warfare / Ryan Toews -- 'Going all out for shale' : fracking as primitive accumulation / Will Jackson, Helen Monk and Joanna Gilmore -- Humanizing domination : on the role of urbanism in French colonial pacification strategies / Parastou Saberi -- Fortification and the fabrication of colonial labour / Aaron Henry -- Programming the landscape : pacification through landscape management / Philippe Zourgane -- Urban pacification and 'blitzes' in contemporary Johannesburg / Christopher McMichael -- Pacification theory : an empirical test / George Rigakos and Aysegul Ergul -- Unmanning the police manhunt : vertical security as pacification / Tyler Wall -- The war on purse-snatchers : law and order as pacification / Deniz Özçetin -- 'The free and secure university' / Biriz Berksoy.
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