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Ghostly Politics: Statecraft, Monumentalization, and a Logic of Haunting

Abstract International Relations has traditionally focused on conflict and war, but the effects of violence including dead bodies and memorialization practices have largely been considered beyond the purview of the field. This project seeks to explore the relationship between practices of statecraft at multiple levels and decisions surrounding memorialization. Exploring the role of bodies and bones and the politics of display at memorial sites, as well as the construction of space, I explore how practices of statecraft often rely on an exclusionary logic which renders certain lives politically qualified and others beyond the realm of qualified politics. I draw on the Derridean notion of hauntology to explore how the line between life and death itsel... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Auchter, Jessica (Author) / Doty, Roxanne L (Advisor) / Ashley, Richard K (Committee member) / Talebi, Shahla (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject International relations / Political Science / body / haunting / memory / security / statecraft
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 302 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Political Science 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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