This article argues that the disciplining of noncitizens becomes a constitutive characteristic of neoliberalism. Examining two narratives about bodily deprivation in detention centers, the study pursues the psychic life of statelessness through tragic testimonies that not only point to subjection, induced through techniques of humiliation, but also to the neoliberal contradiction between “inclusion” and practices of regulation. Readings interrogate the problem of normativity in neoliberalism. In particular, the article argues against normative presuppositions about both race and gender, demonstrating how this leads to the denial of medication and death in detention facilities.
"Techniques of Humiliation: Neoliberalism and the Noncitizen's Body,"
Diálogo: Vol. 18
, Article 9.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/dialogo/vol18/iss2/9
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