Gramsci S Common Sense

Author : Kate Crehan
ISBN : 0822362392
Genre : History
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Kate Crehan applies Antonio Gramsci's concepts of subalternity, intellectuals, and common sense to offer new ways to understand the many forms that structural inequality can take and the relationships between the experience of inequality, exploitation, and oppression as well as the construction of political narratives.
Category: History

Empire

Author : Michael Hardt
ISBN : 9783593372303
Genre : Political Science
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Nach einem Vierteljahrhundert politischer Theoriemüdigkeit haben Hardt und Negri mit ihrer brillanten, provokanten und heiß diskutierten Analyse des postmodernen Kapitalismus im Zeitalter der Globalisierung das Denken wieder in Bewegung gebracht. Der Hoffnung auf die politische Gestaltbarkeit einer neuen, gerechteren Weltordnung haben sie damit ein anspruchsvolles theoretisches Fundament gegeben. "Eine grandiose Gesellschaftsanalyse, die unser Unbehagen bündelt und ihm eine Richtung gibt, für die in der Geschichte der Philosophie das Wort vom 'guten Leben' steht." Die Zeit "Das Jahrzehnt linker Melancholie ist vorüber." Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Category: Political Science

Rethinking Democracy

Author : Leo Panitch
ISBN : 9781583676721
Genre : Political Science
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For years, intellectuals have argued that, with the triumph of capitalist, liberal democracy, the Western World has reached “the end of history.” Recently, however, there has been a rise of authoritarian politics in many countries. Concepts of post-democracy, anti-politics, and the like are gaining currency in theoretical and political debate. Now that capitalist democracies are facing seismic and systemic challenges, it becomes increasingly important to investigate not only the inherent antagonism between liberalism and the democratic process, but also socialism. Is socialism an enemy of democracy? Could socialism develop, expand, even enhance democracy? While this volume seeks a reappraisal of existing liberal democracy today, its main goal is to help lay the foundation for new visions and practices in developing a real socialist democracy. Amid the contradictions of neoliberal capitalism today, the responsibility to sort out the relationship between socialism and democracy has never been greater. No revival of socialist politics in the twenty-first century can occur without founding new democratic institutions and practices.
Category: Political Science

Eileen

Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN : 9783954380831
Genre : Fiction
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Eine Kleinstadt in Neuengland, Weihnachten 1964. Die vierundzwanzigjährige Eileen Dunlop hasst sich und die Welt. Sie muss für ihren paranoiden, alkoholkranken Vater sorgen, einen ehemaligen Cop, mit dem zusammen sie in einem heruntergekommenen Haus lebt. Ihren mageren Lohn verdient sie sich als Sekretärin in einer Vollzugsanstalt für jugendliche Straftäter. Als die schöne Harvard-Absolventin Rebecca Saint John ihren Dienst als Erziehungsbeauftragte des Gefängnisses antritt, ist Eileen sofort Feuer und Flamme. Sie wünscht sich nichts sehnlicher, als zu sein wie diese selbstbewusste, unabhängige Frau. Doch die Freundschaft von Rebecca Saint John hat einen hohen Preis. Eileen wird in ein grauenhaftes Verbrechen hineingezogen ... In ihrem preisgekrönten Roman beschreibt Ottessa Moshfegh das Schicksal einer jungen Frau, die ausbrechen will aus einer von dunklen Obsessionen und roher Gewalt geprägten Welt. Eigentlich kann man dieser Welt nicht entkommen. Es sei denn, man nimmt das Gesetz in die eigene Hand.
Category: Fiction

Orientalismus

Author : Edward W. Said
ISBN : 3100710088
Genre : Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000
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Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000

Subjectivity And The Political

Author : Gavin Rae
ISBN : 9781351966221
Genre : Philosophy
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Despite, or quite possibly because of, the structuralist, post-structuralist, and deconstructionist critiques of subjectivity, master signifiers, and political foundations, contemporary philosophy has been marked by a resurgence in interest in questions of subjectivity and the political. Guided by the contention that different conceptions of the political are, at least implicitly, committed to specific conceptions of subjectivity while different conceptions of subjectivity have different political implications, this collection brings together an international selection of scholars to explore these notions and their connection. Rather than privilege one approach or conception of the subjectivity-political relationship, this volume emphasizes the nature and status of the and in the ‘subjectivity’ and ‘the political’ schema. By thinking from the place between subjectivity and the political, it is able to explore this relationship from a multitude of perspectives, directions, and thinkers to show the heterogeneity, openness, and contested nature of it. While the contributions deal with different themes or thinkers, the themes/thinkers are linked historically and/or conceptually, thereby providing coherence to the volume. Thinkers addressed include Arendt, Butler, Levinas, Agamben, Derrida, Kristeva, Adorno, Gramsci, Mill, Hegel, and Heidegger, while the subjectivity-political relation is engaged with through the mediation of the law-political, ethics-politics, theological-political, inside-outside, subject-person, and individual-institution relationships, as well as through concepts such as genius, happiness, abjection, and ugliness. The original essays in this volume will be of interest to researchers in philosophy, politics, political theory, critical theory, cultural studies, history of ideas, psychology, and sociology.
Category: Philosophy

Foucault

Author : Gilles Deleuze
ISBN : 3518286234
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The Aesthetics Of Development

Author : John Clammer
ISBN : 9781349952489
Genre : Social Science
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Through a unique range of theoretical and practical case studies, this collection considers the relationship between the arts (understood as the visual arts, crafts, theatre, dance, and literature) and development, creating both a bridge between them that is rarely explored and filling in concrete ways the content of the “culture” part of the equation “culture and development”. It includes manifestations of culture and the ways in which they relate to development, and in turn contribute to such pressing issues as poverty alleviation, concern for the environment, health, empowerment, and identity formation. It shows how the arts are an essential part of the concrete understanding of culture, and as such a significant part of development thinking - including the development of culture, and not only of culture as an instrumental means to promote other development goals.
Category: Social Science

Democracy Beyond The Nation State

Author : Joe Parker
ISBN : 9781315303772
Genre : Political Science
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Democracy promises rule by all, not by the few. Yet, electoral democracies limit decision-making to representatives and have always had a weakness for inequality. How might democracy serve all rather than the few? Democracy Beyond the Nation State: Practicing Equality examines communities that govern their own lives without elites or centralized structures through assemblies and consensus. Rather than claiming equality by abstract rights or citizenship, these groups put equality into practice by reducing wealth and health divides, or landlessness or homelessness, and equalizing workloads. These practices are found in rural India and Brazil, in Buenos Aires, London, and New York, and among the Iroquois, the Zapatistas, and the global networks of La Via Campesina farmers and the World Social Forum. Readable accounts of these horizontal democracies document multiple political frames that prevent democracy from being frozen into entrenched electoral systems producing modern inequalities. Using practice to rewrite political theory, Parker draws on collective politics in Spivak and Derrida and embodied relations from Povinelli and Foucault to show that equal relations are not a utopian dream, not nostalgia, and not impossible. This book provides many practical solutions to inequality. It will be useful to students and scholars of political theory and social movements and to those who are willing to work together for equality.
Category: Political Science

Ausgew Hlte Schriften

Author : Stuart Hall
ISBN : 3886192601
Genre : Critical theory
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Category: Critical theory