(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Agamben, postcoloniality, and sovereignty in South Korea

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LEE S.-O. (1) ; JAN N. (2) ; WAINWRIGHT J. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, COREE, REPUBLIQUE DE
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Geography, Ohio State University, Columbus, ETATS-UNIS


This paper examines modern Korean politics through the framework of Giorgio Agamben's theories of sovereign power, bare life, and the state of exception. First, it shows that in the Korean context, such an analysis needs to consider that sovereign power has been shaped by the itineraries of colonialism and empire. Second, that Korea's political space is deeply marked by the legacy of Japanese colonialism, the imperial interventions by the U.S. and the division of the peninsula. It concludes that Korea offers a valuable lens through which to read Agamben's critique of sovereignty


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no3 [pp. 650-668]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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