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Zeiderman, Austin ORCID: 0000-0002-3694-3719 (2014) Security laboratories. Public Books.

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In recent years, feminist movements in Egypt have negotiated with gendered logics of governance oriented around the imperative to protect women from sexual harassment. Meanwhile, in Brazil, activists have rearticulated campaigns waged by a newly reformed police force intent on rescuing children from transnational sex trafficking networks. In his new book, the political scientist and anthropologist Paul Amar sees both events as marking a geopolitical watershed: the weakening of the hegemony of the Global North and the disintegration of neoliberal logics of governance. How to analyze this impending historical shift? Where to look for emerging alternatives? The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism offers a set of provocative responses. First and foremost is its identification of 21st-century Cairo and Rio de Janeiro as “laboratories” for experiments in politics and governance beyond the Washington Consensus.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Public Books
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2014 10:43
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:10

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