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Politics and Time


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Preface and Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Critical Temporalities: Thinking the Event Chapter 2: Hiroshima Temporalities Chapter 3:Hurricane Katrina Bio-Temporalities Chapter 4: Keeping Time: The Rhythms of Work and the Arts of Resistance Chapter 5:"Fictions of Time": Necro-Biographies Afterword

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Michael Shapiro is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i. His 2014 Polity book 'War Crimes, Atrocity and Justice' was awarded the 2015 Easton Prize for political theory by the American Political Science Association.


"Dashiell Hammett once said we must remember that the events we grow tired of hearing about are real to those who are their subjects. In this excellent book, Michael Shapiro stops us being tired, shows how we can continue to pay attention, and why it matters." Keith Tester, LaTrobe University "Indefatigable in his pursuit of the lived experience of time, Shapiro's symphony of a text engages cinema, literature, music, and art to take us to the heart of political life. Reckoning with the competing temporalities of contemporary life is crucial to understanding the political stakes at hand: Michael Shapiro's work is indispensable for the task." Caroline Holmqvist, Universite libre de Bruxelles

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