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dc.contributor.authorBikundo, Edwinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T12:34:29Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T12:34:29Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn1743-8721en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1743872118787236en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/378277
dc.description.abstractGiorgio Agamben proffers Bartleby’s phrase “I prefer not to” as a model for paralyzing apparatuses of power rather than slave mutiny leader Babo’s phrase “follow your leader.” This article compares the strategies embodied in these characters from Herman Melville’s work of non-cooperation with versus violent resistance to violence. it argues that because the slave-figure is the shadow image of the free human in liberal democratic thought, violence is an illusory basis for emancipation. Such violence would not only be a mimicry of the oppressor by the oppressed but also relies on political theodicy in justifying violence as a necessary evil.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto16en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLaw, Culture and the Humanitiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLegal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Philosophy of Law and Justiceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180122en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode220204en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210399en_US
dc.titleFollow Your Leader - I Prefer not to: Slavery, Giorgio Agamben and Herman Melvilleen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Lawen_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
gro.rights.copyright© Edwin Bikundo, Follow Your Leader - I Prefer not to: Slavery, Giorgio Agamben and Herman Melville, Law, Culture and the Humanities, pp. 1-16 2018. Copyright 2018 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.en_US
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