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The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism Paul Amar

The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism

Paul Amar

Published July 12th 2013
ISBN : 9780822353980
Paperback
328 pages
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In The Security Archipelago, Paul Amar provides an alternative historical and theoretical framing of the refashioning of free-market states and the rise of humanitarian security regimes in the Global South by examining the pivotal, trendsetting casesMoreIn The Security Archipelago, Paul Amar provides an alternative historical and theoretical framing of the refashioning of free-market states and the rise of humanitarian security regimes in the Global South by examining the pivotal, trendsetting cases of Brazil and Egypt. Addressing gaps in the study of neoliberalism and biopolitics, Amar describes how coercive security operations and cultural rescue campaigns confronting waves of resistance have appropriated progressive, antimarket discourses around morality, sexuality, and labor. The products of these struggles—including powerful new police practices, religious politics, sexuality identifications, and gender normativities—have traveled across an archipelago, a metaphorical island chain of what the global security industry calls hot spots. Homing in on Cairo and Rio de Janeiro, Amar reveals the innovative resistances and unexpected alliances that have coalesced in new polities emerging from the Arab Spring and South Americas Pink Tide. These have generated a shared modern governance model that he terms the human-security state.