Review Essay: Gendered Bodies and Necropolitical States


  • Jennifer Musial New Jersey City University


Necropolitics, Colonialism, Discourse Analysis, Representation


Bromwich, Rebecca. 2015. Looking for Ashley: Re-reading What the Smith Case Reveals about the Governance of Girls, Mothers and Families in Canada. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.

Dean, Amber. 2015. Remembering Vancouver’s Disappeared Women: Settler Colonialism and The Difficulty of Inheritance. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.



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Agamben, Giorgio. 1995. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press.

Ahmed, Sara. 2004. The Cultural Politics of Emotion. New York, NY: Routledge.

Butler, Judith. 2004. Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence. New York, NY: Verso.

Foucault, Michel. 2003. Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the Collège de France 1975–1976. Translated by David Macey. Toronto, ON: Allen Lane/Penguin Random House.

Gordon, Avery F. 1997. Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

hooks, bell. 2004. The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love. New York, NY: Washington Square Press/Simon and Schuster.

Mbembe, Achille. 2003. “Necropolitics.” Public Culture 15 (1): 11-40.