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Clara Eroukhmanoff

's ( 2001 ) work on the discourse of evil and cruelty, I then demonstrate the impact of placing the Muslim community ‘at a distance’ and of the ‘remote securitisation’ of Islam. Finally, I offer a critique of the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ approaches to countering terrorism considered in Chapter 4 by introducing two vantage points, one well established and the other more radical, from which the classical view collapses: Bourdieu's social and relational ontology and the idea of a quantum human. Embracing the notion of a quantum human erases the traditional

in The securitisation of Islam
Science fiction, singularity, and the flesh
Caroline Bassett

cyberspace, Miéville's Weird, as it took shape in the early 2000s, celebrated the dense infolding of the flesh and, continuous with that ,celebrates language and its generative capacity. Embassytown at least prefers the excess of signification to the determination of code, and in this way prefers particular forms of (new) life over others that are entirely mechanical. Quantum filth, merged minds, residual humans … Finally I turn to the Fractal cycle of H.R. Rajaniemi, a Finnish mathematician who writes in

in Anti-computing
Jodey Castricano

In Shirley Jackson‘s novel The Haunting of Hill House, the tropes of haunting, telepathy, and clairvoyance serve to remind us that there is more to alterity than the shattering of the autos. In Jackson‘s novel, these tropes lead us to reconsider what we mean by subjectivity for, beyond the question of consciousness, they also destabilize what Sonu Shamdasani refers to as the “singular notion of the ‘unconscious’ that has dominated twentieth century thought,” especially via Freudian psychoanalysis. By drawing upon Carl Jung‘s theory of synchronicity in relation to quantum theory, this paper argues that Jackson‘s novel challenges certain classical models of human consciousness and subjectivity as well as psychoanalytic models of interpretation.

Gothic Studies
Covert racism and affect in the United States post-9/11

‘I am the least racist person,’ Donald Trump declared. This book unpacks how it is possible for various American administrations to impose discriminatory counterterrorism (CT) and countering violent extremism (CVE) measures on Muslim communities and yet declare that ‘Islam is peace’ or that ‘Muslims are our friends’. The book addresses some of the paradoxes of the securitisation by linking discourses about the role of Muslims in the war on terror in the United States with covert forms of racism. The book is concerned with a securitisation that is covertly rather than overtly expressed, which enables securitising actors like Trump to deny plausibility of racism and claim that they are ‘the least racist person’. The book offers a critique of the ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ approaches to CT and CVE and advances an alternative way to understand radicalisation and terrorism by introducing a quantum perspective. Lastly, drawing on the affective turn, the book adds body to the analysis by theorising emotions and affect in the securitisation of Islam. The book argues that this covert securitisation constructs white American subjects as innocent, unprejudiced and living in a post-racial society averse to racism, whilst constructing Muslim subjects as potential terrorists and thus as sites of securitisation. This book is a timely analysis of the securitisation of Islam since 9/11 and presents an original study that contributes to debates on Islamophobia, white fragility and white victimhood, which have proliferated since the rise of far-right (populist) parties in Europe and the US.

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Clara Eroukhmanoff

attack because it is possible, in the classical view, to reduce complex phenomena to its individual parts and to compartmentalise CT practices so that the discriminate killing and surveillance of Muslims coexist with the construction of the (white) American subject as innocent and peaceful. Instead, I proposed looking at radicalisation from a quantum perspective and in particular to (re-)entangle CT logics to trouble the harmony of those logics. What follows is an attempt to consolidate the principal themes of the book and round up the discussion by proposing new

in The securitisation of Islam
Jenny Edkins

space as an external background to action. It is the framework in which straightforward ideas of cause and effect such as those discussed in the previous chapter make sense. It arose alongside the changes in forms of political community that led to the modern state, individualism and ideas of the independent existence of objects that still underpin much contemporary thinking. For anyone brought up as a physicist, as I was, such ideas are counter-intuitive: a fantasy that belongs to a particular world. Contemporary cosmologies based on relativity and quantum physics

in Change and the politics of certainty
James Johnson

Why does the US view China’s progress in dual-use AI as a threat to its first-mover advantage? How might the US respond to this perceived threat? This chapter considers the intensity of US–China strategic competition playing out within a broad range of AI and AI-enabling technologies (e.g. machine learning (ML), 5G networks, autonomy and robotics, quantum computing, and big-data analytics). 1 It describes how great-power competition is mounting within several dual-use high-tech fields, why these

in Artificial intelligence and the future of warfare
Philip M. Taylor

communications revolution made a quantum leap. It was the convergence of total war and the mass media that gave modern war propaganda its significance and impact in the twentieth century. At first the impact of the new media in the conduct of war propaganda was comparatively small. Certainly, in the Boer War (1899-1902), the popular press became increasingly jingoistic while the masses also enjoyed their war through music hall songs. Munitions_06_Chap20-21 174 4/11/03, 10:52 175 War and the Communications Revolution But that war and its horrors were still physically

in Munitions of the Mind
Katia Pizzi

 From aerodancing technobodies to dysfunctional machines 219 6 From aerodancing technobodies to dysfunctional machines Modern technology […] collapsed the vault of heaven. (S. Kern, The Culture of Time and Space, 1983) Everything is halo. (B. Cendrars, ‘Contrasts’, 1913) 6.1  Aerofuturismo Aerofuturismo attempted to re-humanise, ‘elevate’ the machine. The development of the aviation industry, the repetition of ancient myths of flying and symbolic pathos formulas, the immaterial suggestions of quantum mechanics prompted a return to human subjectivity

in Italian futurism and the machine

The well-being of Europe’s citizens depends less on individual consumption and more on their social consumption of essential goods and services – from water and retail banking to schools and care homes – in what we call the foundational economy. Individual consumption depends on market income, while foundational consumption depends on social infrastructure and delivery systems of networks and branches, which are neither created nor renewed automatically, even as incomes increase. This historically created foundational economy has been wrecked in the last generation by privatisation, outsourcing, franchising and the widespread penetration of opportunistic and predatory business models. The distinctive, primary role of public policy should therefore be to secure the supply of basic services for all citizens (not a quantum of economic growth and jobs). Reconstructing the foundational has to start with a vision of citizenship that identifies foundational entitlements as the conditions for dignified human development, and likewise has to depend on treating the business enterprises central to the foundational economy as juridical persons with claims to entitlements but also with responsibilities and duties. If the aim is citizen well-being and flourishing for the many not the few, then European politics at regional, national and EU level needs to be refocused on foundational consumption and securing universal minimum access and quality. If/when government is unresponsive, the impetus for change has to come from engaging citizens locally and regionally in actions which break with the top down politics of ‘vote for us and we will do this for you’.