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Life in the Age of Drone Warfare

Author
(edited by) Lisa Parks, and Caren Kaplan
Publisher / Label
Duke University Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2017
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
448
ISBN
9780822369738

Index

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments I vii

INTRODUCTION LISA PARKS AND CAREN KAPLAN I 1

PARTI. JURIDICAL, GENEALOGICAL, AND GEOPOLITICAL IMAGINARIES l 23

1  DIRTY DANCING

Drones and Death in the Borderlands DEREK GREGORY I 25

2  LAWFARE AND ARMED CONFLICTS

A Comparative Analysis of Israeli and U.S. Targeted Killing Policies and Legal Challenges against Them LISA HAJJAR I 59

3  AMERICAN KAMIKAZE Television-Guided Assault Drones in World War II KATHERINE CHANDLER I 89

4 (IM)MATERIAL TERROR

Incitement to Violence Discourse as Racializing Technology in the War on Terror ANDREA MILLER I 112

5  VERTICAL MEDIATION AND THE U.S. DRONE WAR IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

LISA PARKS I 134

PART II. PERCEPTION AND PERSPECTIVE I 159

6  DRONE-O-RAMA

Troubling the Temporal and Spatial Logics of Distance Warfare CAREN KAPLAN I 161

7  DRONOLOGIES Or Twice-Told Tales RICARDO DOMINGUEZ I 178

8  IN PURSUIT OF OTHER NETWORKS Drone Art and Accelerationist Aesthetics THOMAS STUBBLEFIELD I 195

9  THE CONTAINMENT ZONE MADIHA TAHIR I 220

10  STONERS, STONES, AND DRONES

Transnational South Asian Visuality from Above and Below ANJALI NATH I 241

PART III. BIOPOLITICS, AUTOMATION,

AND ROBOTICS l 259

11  TAKING PEOPLE OUT

Drones, Media/Weapons, and the Coming Humanectomy JEREMY PACKER AND JOSHUA REEVES I 261

12  THE LABOR OF SURVEILLANCE AND BUREAUCRATIZED KILLING

New Subjectivities of Military Drone Operators PETER ASARO I 282

13  LETTER FROM A SENSOR OPERATOR BRANDON BRYANT I 315

14  MATERIALITIES OF THE ROBOTIC JORDAN CRANDALL I 32/1

15  DRONE IMAGINARIES

The Technopolitics of Visuality in Postcolony and Empire INDERPAL GREWAL I 343

Bibliography I 367 
Contributors I 411 
Index I 415