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By Bulent Diken

We are living in an ever-fragmenting society, within which differences among tradition and nature, biology and politics, legislations and transgression, mobility and immobility, fact and illustration, appear to be disappearing. This publication demonstrates the hidden good judgment underneath this approach, that is additionally the common sense of 'the camp'. Social concept has normally interpreted the camp as an anomaly, as a very good web site positioned at the margins of society, aiming to neutralize its 'failed electorate' and 'enemies'. even though, in modern society, 'the camp' has now develop into the rule of thumb and hence a brand new interrogation of its common sense is necessary.In this unparalleled quantity, the authors discover the ambiguity of the camp, as representing either an outdated worry of enclosure and a brand new dream of belonging. They illustrate their arguments through drawing on modern websites of exemption - corresponding to refugee camps, rape camps and favelas - in addition to websites of self-exemption together with gated groups, occasion tourism and star cultures.

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