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Metacolonial State, The: Pakistan, Critical Ontology, and the Biopolitical Horizons of Political Islam

Author:
Jan, Najeeb A.

ISBN:
978 1 118 97937 2
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
256
List price(s):
75.00 USD
60.00 GBP
72.00 EUR

Publication date:
3 August 2018

Short description: 

The Metacolonial State offers a novel rethinking of the relationship between Islam and the Political. It is the first major study that seeks to develop a critical ontology of political violence and the state of exception in Pakistan.

Full description: 

The Metacolonial State offers a novel rethinking of the relationship between Islam and the Political. The first major study that seeks to develop a critical ontology of political violence in Pakistan Offers an original argument regarding the biopoliticization of Islam through a resolutely Heideggerian reading of Agamben and Foucault s work on biopolitical sovereignty Sheds new light on the signatures of power undergirding postcolonial life, while refusing to see Pakistan as merely the passive recipient of Western formations of power Will add a bold new dimension to social science research on Islamism and biopolitics

Biography: 

Najeeb A. Jan, PhD is Assistant Professor of Human Geography in the Department of Geography of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

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