[spectre] Greenpepper EMERGENCY issue : Call for Contributions [u]

Geert Lovink [c] geert at xs4all.nl
Mon Sep 12 08:10:18 CEST 2005

From: kernow <kernow at greenpeppermagazine.org>

> Greenpepper Magazine : EMERGENCY Issue : Call for Contributions :
> The Greenpepper is an Amsterdam-based magazine project focusing on
> autonomous political struggles.
> The next issue of the Greenpepper magazine seeks to critically explore
> the 'state of emergency' as the paradigm of contemporary politics. We
> are particularly interested in contributions which push at the limits 
> of
> conceptions of, and approaches to, the 'state of emergency'.  We are
> also looking for contributions that explore the broader and ongoing
> issues of the Greenpepper for inclusion in the non-theme area of the
> magazine.
> 1) Questions and topics to be explored in the theme area include (but
> are not limited to):
> - What is the State of Emergency ? What are its characteristics, modes
> and sites of conflict? What are the implications of Emergency as the
> paradigm of state power and how does it transform the ways sovereign
> power is exercised ? How do contemporary methods of state violence
> differ from earlier and more conventional policing practices ? How does
> the 'war on terror' transform the terrain of political conflict ?
> - What is the camp and where are its borders ? How (in)effective are
> human rights,privacy and civil liberties in identifying, targeting and
> resisting the 'state of emergency' ? What is the relationship between
> citizenship and exclusion (or political community and the production of
> 'bare life') ? In what ways does the 'state of emergency' transform the
> city and the markets that are situated there - or, how does emergency
> transform the relationship between capital and crisis ?
> - What is the relationship between emergency and emergent power
> between the current (security)state of affairs (indefinite detention,
> proliferation of camps, concentration of executive power, suspension of
> rule of law, new kinds of social control, life management and racial
> profiling) and various political struggles (for example, against
> detention, racism, surveillance, war and precarity) ?
> - What new possibilities and sites of political conflict does the 
> 'state
> of emergency' open up and/or close down? Are struggles a response to 
> the
> state of emergency or is emergency a response to struggles ? Either 
> way,
> what are the implications for (re)thinking political disobedience 
> beyond
> citizenship and democratic rights?
> - What is biopolitics how does it relate to the state of emergency? 
> What
> new configurations of racism, sovereignty and exclusion emerge as
> security and the management of 'life' becomes the sole rationale of
> government and how are they being challenged? How does the biopolitics
> of state control intersect with the biopolitics of labour ? What is the
> relationship between the continual 'state of emergency' and the
> continual threat of epidemics, 'natural' disasters and bio-terrorism?
> 2) Questions to be explored in the non-theme contributions should
> resonate with and explore the ongoing (and possibly, future) themes and
> issues of the Greenpepper.   Please see our WIKI page or Manifesto for
> more details : http://www.greenpeppermagazine.org/process
> Contributions can be in any format. Written text should ideally be
> either 1000=961500 or 2500-3000 words (and in .rtf format) while visual
> submissions should 1=963 A4 portrait pages (and in either .tiff or .pdf
> format). More importantly, contributions should be critical and
> generative of different ways of thinking about and/or visualising these
> issues. The final deadline for contributions is October 7, 2005.
> For more information or to send contributions email:
> contact at greenpeppermagazine.org or go to: 
> http://www.greenpeppermagazine.org

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