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terror, police brutality, mass incarceration, and the endless ambushes of white populism is where we must begin our theorising. Though state practices create and
reproduce the subjects,discourses, and places that are inseparable from them, we can no longer presuppose the subjects and subject positions nor the ideologies and
empiricisms of political and class forces. Rather, the analysis of a contingent yet comprehensive state terror becomes primary. This is not to debate the traditional The
problem here is how to dwell on the structures of pervasiveness, terror, and gratuitousness themselves rather than
simply the state as an apparatus. It is to ask how the state exists as a formation or confluence of processes with decentred agency, how the subjects of state authority — its agents, citizens, and captives — are produced in the
crucible of its ritualistic violence.
concerns of radical leftist politics that presuppose (and close off) the qu...
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- Spring '14