Manhunts A Philosophical History
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Touching on issues of power, authority, and domination,Manhuntstakes an in-depth look at the hunting of humans in the West, from ancient Sparta, through the Middle Ages, to the modern practices of chasing undocumented migrants. Incorporating historical events and philosophical reflection, Grgoire Chamayou examines the systematic and organized search for individuals and small groups on the run because they have defied authority, committed crimes, seemed dangerous for simply existing, or been categorized as subhuman or dispensable.Chamayou begins in ancient Greece, where young Spartans hunted and killed Helots (Sparta's serfs) as an initiation rite, and where Aristotle and other philosophers…
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/22/2012
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall