Witnessing as Challenge to Bare Life

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Jolon Timms


This paper utilizes Anna Tsing's theory of globalisms to analyze the protests surrounding the 2012 sales of land in the Colón Free Zone (CFZ) in Panama to import-export businesses. It contends that the act of witnessing protests such as the one that broke out in Colón provides a challenge to Agamben's theory of bare life.

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Timms, Jolon. 2017. “Witnessing As Challenge to Bare Life”. Radicle: Reed Anthropology Review 2 (1). https://radiclejournal.org/index.php/rrar/article/view/27.


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