Transforming belongings in Guantánamo Bay
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What does it mean to torture and be tortured on Guantánamo Bay? Drawing from prisoners’ and officers’ accounts, this chapter problematises the fixity of identities and analyses the forces constituting belongings in everyday lives of both prisoners and perpetrators. An intensive reading of the concept of belonging points to the role of minute affections for prisoners’ self-conceptions as right-bearing/right-less subjects. A prisoner’s sense of belonging is constantly transforming. Using a Deleuzian and Simondonian non-representational approach, the chapter highlights the potential for new, future forms of belonging emerging from the multiple forces that shape belonging on both sides of the wire.