Peace material: Giorgio Agamben and the Israeli Palestinian peace accords

Journal: 
Issue: 
Autumn 2007
Author(s): 

This article examines Giorgio Agamben’s insights into the status of refugees and ‘bare life’, detailing the biopolitical structure of exception that captures it. Through this, Agamben identifies the relationship between the citizen (central to modern statist politic) and the material condition of being human, overwritten by citizenship. Youssef explores this relationship between materiality and citizenship, particularly in the context of the Palestinian pursuit of statehood and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the Peace Accords. This analysis of Palestinian statelessness in the light of Agambenian materiality illuminates the Peace Accords and suggests that the link between Palestinian refugees and their nationalist struggle is fractured.

PDF of article:
£6.67
Lawrence & Wishart is currently in maintenance. During this maintenance it is not possible to change site content (like comments, pages and users).

Subscribers to New Formations can access this article for free. If you are already a subscriber please login to your account to read the article.

Subscribe to New Formations

Please note that due to EU VAT charges on digital products, the final price may be slightly different depending on the EU country in which your billing address is located.
New Formations 62