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Giorgio Agamben and the spatialities of the camp: an introduction

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The Italian political philosopher Giorgio Agamben's conclusion that the camp has replaced the city as the biopolitical paradigm of the West is as difficult to digest as it is easy to see how it responds to contemporary political tendencies in the world today. In this introduction to this theme issue on Giorgio Agamben and the spatialities of the camp, a detailed exposition, emulating the structure of Agamben's seminal book Homo Sacer, is conducted, tracing the genealogies of Agamben's ideas and commenting on his swiftly enhanced importance in the social sciences and humanities. The introduction concludes by outlining some possible research fields in human geogrphy where much insight could be gained if Agamben's work is given more detailed consideration.
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Keywords: Giorgio Agamben; bare life; bio-politics; camp; homo sacer; naked life; power

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Dept. of Service Management, Lund University, Sweden

Publication date: 2006-12-01

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