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The Culture of Exception

Sociology Facing the Camp

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The Culture of Exception by Bulent Diken
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We live in an ever-fragmenting society, in which distinctions between culture and nature, biology and politics, law and transgression, mobility and immobility, reality and representation, seem to be disappearing. This book demonstrates the hidden logic beneath this process, which is also the logic of 'the camp'. Social theory has traditionally interpreted the camp as an anomaly, as an exceptional site situated on the margins of society, aiming to neutralise its 'failed citizens' and 'enemies'. However, in contemporary society, 'the camp' has now become the rule and consequently a new interrogation of its logic is necessary. In this exceptional volume, the authors explore the paradox of the camp, as representing both an old fear of enclosure and a new dream of belonging. They illustrate their arguments by drawing on contemporary sites of exemption - such as refugee camps, rape camps and favelas - as well as sites of self-exemption including gated communities, party tourism and celebrity cultures.

Author Biography

Dept of Sociology, Lancaster
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
4 line drawings
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
224
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9780415351225
Product ID
1683103

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