Special Issue "Of Beasts, Sovereigns and Societies"

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A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. George Pavlich
Department of Sociology, 5-21 HM Tory Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4, Canada
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/george-pavlich-phd/
E-Mail: george.pavlich@ualberta.ca
Phone: +1 780 492 5343
Fax: +1 780 492 7196
Interests: socio-legal studies; social theory; governmentality studies; law and society research; sociology of law; colonial and postcolonial criminal justice systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite contributors to author a short 6,000-8,000 word essay on Jacques Derrida’s The Beast and the Sovereign v. 1. or 2. Authors might choose to focus on the connection between Derrida’s work and other writers he takes up in the lectures (e.g. Agamben, Deleuze, Foucault, Hobbes, Lacan, DH Lawrence, Paul Valery), to analyze his deployment of key terms (e.g. bêtise, deferral, decision) and images (esp. wolves),  or consider Derrida’s text in relation to his other published writings on practices such as Law, Community, Testimony, Sovereignty, The Animal, Violence, society and Literature.  Authors should comment on ways Derrida’s work allows us to think differently about sovereignty politics and our relations to various forms of difference (across cultures, societies, between humans and other species, etc).

Prof. Dr. George Pavlich
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • sovereignty
  • law
  • responsibility
  • violence
  • performativity
  • "The Animal"
  • the social

Published Papers (9 papers)

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Societies 2013, 3(1), 66-79; doi:10.3390/soc3010066
Received: 31 October 2012; in revised form: 4 January 2013 / Accepted: 5 January 2013 / Published: 16 January 2013
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Societies 2013, 3(1), 24-42; doi:10.3390/soc3010024
Received: 22 October 2012; in revised form: 25 December 2012 / Accepted: 25 December 2012 / Published: 4 January 2013
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Societies 2013, 3(1), 43-51; doi:10.3390/soc3010043
Received: 1 October 2012; in revised form: 18 December 2012 / Accepted: 20 December 2012 / Published: 4 January 2013
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Societies 2013, 3(1), 1-15; doi:10.3390/soc3010001
Received: 20 September 2012; in revised form: 13 December 2012 / Accepted: 13 December 2012 / Published: 27 December 2012
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Societies 2012, 2(4), 372-387; doi:10.3390/soc2040372
Received: 16 September 2012; in revised form: 13 December 2012 / Accepted: 13 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Societies 2012, 2(4), 357-371; doi:10.3390/soc2040357
Received: 17 September 2012; in revised form: 4 December 2012 / Accepted: 5 December 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012
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Societies 2012, 2(4), 345-356; doi:10.3390/soc2040345
Received: 30 September 2012; in revised form: 15 November 2012 / Accepted: 19 November 2012 / Published: 5 December 2012
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Societies 2012, 2(4), 332-344; doi:10.3390/soc2040332
Received: 23 September 2012; in revised form: 17 November 2012 / Accepted: 20 November 2012 / Published: 23 November 2012
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Societies 2012, 2(4), 317-331; doi:10.3390/soc2040317
Received: 8 October 2012; in revised form: 9 November 2012 / Accepted: 12 November 2012 / Published: 20 November 2012
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