Hunger for Voice: Transformative Argumentation in the 2005 Guantánamo Bay Hunger Strike

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Abstract

This article develops a theory of politically transformative argumentation with the 2005 Guantánamo Bay Detention Center hunger strike as its exemplary case. Drawing on Rancīere's theory of political action, I advance the claim that transformative argumentation in hostile environments must often create its own conditions for being heard by another as deliberative speech. To account for the possibility of substantive political change in highly controlled carceral spaces such as Guantánamo Bay, critics should focus on the act of listening, rather than on the charismatic, persuasive speaker.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-184
Number of pages14
JournalArgumentation and Advocacy
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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