The Highest Poverty

Author: Giorgio Agamben
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804784061
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What is a rule, if it appears to become confused with life? And what is a human life, if, in every one of its gestures, of its words, and of its silences, it cannot be distinguished from the rule? It is to these questions that Agamben's new book turns by means of an impassioned reading of the fascinating and massive phenomenon of Western monasticism from Pachomius to St. Francis. The book reconstructs in detail the life of the monks with their obsessive attention to temporal articulation and to the Rule, to ascetic techniques and to liturgy. But Agamben's thesis is that the true novelty of monasticism lies not in the confusion between life and norm, but in the discovery of a new dimension, in which "life" as such, perhaps for the first time, is affirmed in its autonomy, and in which the claim of the "highest poverty" and "use" challenges the law in ways that we must still grapple with today. How can we think a form-of-life, that is, a human life released from the grip of law, and a use of bodies and of the world that never becomes an appropriation? How can we think life as something not subject to ownership but only for common use?
The Highest Poverty
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Giorgio Agamben
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-01 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

What is a rule, if it appears to become confused with life? And what is a human life, if, in every one of its gestures, of its words, and of its silences, it cannot be distinguished from the rule? It is to these questions that Agamben's new book turns by
The Highest Poverty
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Giorgio Agamben
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-17 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

What is a rule, if it appears to become confused with life? And what is a human life, if, in every one of its gestures, of its words, and of its silences, it cannot be distinguished from the rule? It is to these questions that Agamben's new book turns by
Poverty Correlates and Indicator-based Targeting in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Christiaan Grootaert, Jeanine Braithwaite
Categories: Comparative economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: World Bank Publications

July 1998 Social protection systems in the transition economies have been inadequate to meet the challenges of transition, being both costly and poorly targeted. The largest group of poor people is the working poor-especially workers with little education (primary education or less) or outdated vocational or technical education. Grootaert and
In-work Poverty in the United States
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Lane Kenworthy
Categories: Working poor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

The United States has the highest poverty rate among rich nations - but even more so for households with an employed person. This paper investigates the 'working poor' in the United States in more detail, including prevalence, characteristics, causes, changes over time, and how the situation compares to that three
Agamben and Radical Politics
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: McLoughlin Daniel McLoughlin
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-01 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

These 12 essays give you new perspectives on how Agamben's work is increasingly relevant to economy and political action: the two ideas that frame the most pressing problems of global politics. New analyses of Agamben's recent work on government and his relationship to the revolutionary tradition opening up new ways