The Resource The rule of violence : subjectivity, memory and government in Syria, Salwa Ismail

The rule of violence : subjectivity, memory and government in Syria, Salwa Ismail

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The rule of violence : subjectivity, memory and government in Syria
Title
The rule of violence
Title remainder
subjectivity, memory and government in Syria
Statement of responsibility
Salwa Ismail
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Over much of its rule, the Syrian regime of Hafez al-Asad and his successor, Bashar al-Asad, used violence on a massive scale, deploying disproportionate physical and destructive force to silence its critics and opponents. Indeed, the regime, as constituted under the al-Asads, has as its nucleus not only the figures occupying the top rung of political office, but also the apparatuses of violence, in particular the security services and elite military units. This security regime (al-nidham al-amni) has consistently acted in ways that convey the message that violence is the primary and organising modality of action in dealing with domestic opposition. The extent and scope of killing and destruction mounted by the security and military forces over approximately 40 years of al-Asad regime rule has made manifest a politics of extermination and annihilation as integral to the form of rule in Syria. Rather than betraying an irrational approach to government, this violence is governmental, not in the sense of being merely repressive, but as productive and performative--as shaping regime-citizen relations and forming political subjectivities"--
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Ismail, Salwa
Dewey number
956.9104/22
Index
index present
LC call number
DS98.4
LC item number
.I86 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Middle East studies
Series volume
50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Political violence
  • Political violence
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
  • Political violence
  • Politics and government
  • Syria
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The rule of violence : subjectivity, memory and government in Syria, Salwa Ismail
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-218) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the government of violence -- Violence as a modality of government in Syria -- Authoritarian government, the shadow state and political subjectivities -- Memories of life under dictatorship : the everyday of Ba'thist Syria -- Memories of violence : Hama 1982 -- The performativity of violence and 'emotionalities of rule' in the Syrian uprising -- Conclusion : the rule of violence--formations of civil war -- Postscript
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781107698604
Lccn
2018007398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029072116
  • (OCoLC)on1029072116
Label
The rule of violence : subjectivity, memory and government in Syria, Salwa Ismail
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the government of violence -- Violence as a modality of government in Syria -- Authoritarian government, the shadow state and political subjectivities -- Memories of life under dictatorship : the everyday of Ba'thist Syria -- Memories of violence : Hama 1982 -- The performativity of violence and 'emotionalities of rule' in the Syrian uprising -- Conclusion : the rule of violence--formations of civil war -- Postscript
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781107698604
Lccn
2018007398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029072116
  • (OCoLC)on1029072116

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