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Rhetorics of Insecurity – Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era

Zeynep Gambetti and Marcial Godoy-Anativia


This book brings together a select group of scholars to investigate the societal ramifications of the present-day concern with security in diverse contexts and geographies. The book claims that discourses and practices of security actually breed insecurity, rather than merely being responses to the latter. By relating the binary of security/insecurity to the binary of neoliberalism/neoconservatism, the book reveals the tensions inherent in the proliferation of individualism and the concurrent deployment of techniques of societal regulation around the globe. Chapters explore the phenomena of in ... More

Keywords: security, insecurity, securitized neoliberalism, neoconservatism, individualism, political liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814708439
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814708439.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zeynep Gambetti, editor

Marcial Godoy-Anativia, editor

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