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In so doing, it explores the more coercive forms of disciplinary and sovereign power that condition the experience of everyday life in Lhasa and shape the politics of the possible. Particular spatial techniques, such as the freezing and circulation of mobility, work together with the gift of development to reify the state. Key disciplinary techniques rely on a pervasive inculcation of an internalized politics of fear and its twin, a fear of politics, while sovereign power differentially targets Tibetans, placing them in a permanent state of emergency.
Selfsurveillance and policing in turn intensify the experience of the state as an external, unified object. Above all what is feared is being marked as having a “political problem,” of being guilty of splittism. ”14 There is no clear line between what is “political” and what is not; the boundary between the two is a zone of indistinction. This results in what I call a fear of politics and a politics of fear that characterize the spatiality of the state in Lhasa.
Right on the saddle were several cairns, incense burners, and prayer flags. From there we watched lines of five to ten Tibetans—often strangers, sometimes mixed 29 30 Chapter 1 groups of men and women, others all men or all women—form spontaneously by the cairns, facing the ruins of the fort. Everyone dipped into their tsampa pouches with their right hands, and soon, on some cue I could not detect, the line of propitiators raised their right arms in unison. 1 Then they lowered their arms and raised them three more times while calling “ lha gyal lo!