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Special bodies, speculative personhood

April 30, 2011

Recently I read Greg Mitchell’s book on Bradley Manning and Colin Dayan’s The Law is a White Dog. They (and Kafka’s The Trial) were instrumental in helping me connect some ideas about solitary confinement, torture, the bureaucracies of the state, legal personhood, sacrifice, revolt, and the body as the site of erasure in the global ‘War on Terror.’  ‘Special Bodies, Speculative Personhood: Bradley Manning and Mohamed Bouazizi’  is now up on Jadaliyya.

(Art: ‘In the Window over the way the two old creatures were again stationed,’ ink illustration to The Trial.)

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