- Title Pages
- Literature, Violence, and Politics
- Part I: Sophocles' Antigone or The Invention of Politics: We the City
- Antigone and the Polis
- The Most Modern of Tragedies: The Politics of Burial
- Creon's Edict: The Barbarians at Home
- Dying Democratically: Antigone's Ritual
- Modern Tempo—Democratic Overture, State Finale
- Part II D. A. F. de Sade's One Hundred and Twenty Days of Sodom or The Reinvention of Politics: We the People
- Sade's Text and Sade's Times
- The Libertine Alliance: No Ordinary Pact in Times of War
- Necrophiliac Cannibals: Dismembering “Nonpeople,” Membering “The People”
- Domestic Consistency: Not Laws, but Order
- Frame within the Frame: Riveting Voices and Gazes
- Modern Sovereignty: Perversion of Democracy?
- Part III Mario Vargas Llosa's The Feast of the Goat or Sovereign Politics: We the Nation-State
- Vargas Liosa's Appeal to History: Within and Beyond Latin America
- Necropolitics I: From an “African Horde” to a Modern Country
- Necropolitics II: Rebonding the Nation
- The Force of Imagination
- Case Index
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