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New Reflections on the Revolution of Our Time

Author : Ernesto Laclau
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New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice

Author : Arnaud K. Kurze
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Since the 1980s, transitional justice mechanisms have been increasingly applied to account for mass atrocities and grave human rights violations throughout the world. Over time, post-conflict justice practices have expanded across continents and state borders and have fueled the creation of new ideas that go beyond traditional notions of amnesty, retribution, and reconciliation. Gathering work from contributors in international law, political science, sociology, and history, New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice addresses issues of space and time in transitional justice studies. It explains new trends in responses to post-conflict and post-authoritarian nations and offers original empirical research to help define the field for the future.

Infinitely Demanding

Author : Simon Critchley
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A new political ethics that confronts the injustices of liberal democracy.

Icons of Dissent

Author : Jeremy Prestholdt
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The global icon is an omnipresent but poorly understood element of mass culture. This book asks why audiences around the world have embraced a small number of iconic figures and what this tells us about cross-border, trans-cultural relations since the Cold War. Prestholdt addresses thesequestions by examining one type of figure: the "anti-system" icon. These popular icons are symbols of alienation and aspiration that have been integrated into diverse political and consumer cultures.To illustrate these points the book examines four of the most evocative and controversial figures of the past fifty years: Ernesto Che Guevara, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur and Osama bin Laden. Each has embodied a convergence of dissent, cultural politics and consumerism, yet the popularity of eachreveals the dissonance between shared, global references and locally contingent traditions. By examining four very different figures, Icons of Dissent offers new insights into transnational symbolic idioms, the mutability of common references and the commodification of political sentiment in thecontemporary world.

Keywords for American Cultural Studies Third Edition

Author : Bruce Burgett
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Introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and histories for American Studies and Cultural Studies in an updated edition Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded third edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond. Designed as a uniquely print-digital hybrid publication, this Keywords volume collects 114 essays, each focused on a single term such as “America,” “culture,” “diversity,” or “religion.” More than forty of the essays have been significantly revised for this new edition, and there are nineteen completely new keywords, including crucial additions such as “biopolitics,” “data,” “debt,” and “intersectionality.” Throughout the volume, interdisciplinary scholars explore these terms and others as nodal points in many of today’s most dynamic and vexed discussions of political and social life, both inside and outside of the academy. The Keywords website features forty-eight essays not in the print volume; it also provides pedagogical tools for instructors using print and online keywords in their courses. The publication brings together essays by interdisciplinary scholars working in literary studies and political economy, cultural anthropology and ethnic studies, African American history and performance studies, gender studies and political theory. Some entries are explicitly argumentative; others are more descriptive. All are clear, challenging, and critically engaged. As a whole, Keywords for American Cultural Studies provides an accessible A-to-Z survey of prevailing academic buzzwords and a flexible tool for carving out new areas of inquiry.

The Virtues of Violence

Author : Kevin Duong
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"This book uncovers an unfamiliar vision of political violence that nonetheless prevailed in modern French thought: that through "redemptive violence" the people would not rend but regenerate society. It hones in on invocations of popular redemptive violence across four historical moments in France specifically: the French Revolution, Algeria's colonization, the Paris Commune, and the eve of the first World War. In each of these cases, the book reveals how French thinkers experienced democratization as social disintegration. Yet before such danger, they also proclaimed that virtuous violence by the people could repair the social fabric. The path leading from an anarchic multitude to an organized democratic society required, not violence's prohibition, but its virtuous expression by the people. Understanding this counterintuitive vision of violence in French thought offers a new vantage point on the meaning of modern democracy. It alerts readers to how struggles for democracy do not merely seek justice or a new legal regime but also liberating visions of the social bond. Political violence; democracy; revolution; France; popular sovereignty; terror; democratic theory; political theory; republicanism; French republicanism"--

New Formations

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New Political Thought

Author : Adam Lent
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A guide through the maze of contemporary political thought, consisting of an introductory essay, a glossary and examinations of: Conservatism and the New Right (by Mike Harris), Marxism and post-Marxism (David Howarth), Socialism and Social Democracy (Tony Fitzpatrick), The Christian Right (Martin Durham), Contemporary Liberalism (Matthew Festenstein), Communitarianism (Elizabeth Frazer), Green Politics (John Barry), Postmodernism (Simon Thompson) Feminism (Moya Lloyd) and Islamic Thought (Phil Marfleet).

Theory and Method in South African Human Sciences Research

Author : Johann Mouton
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This publication forms part of a recent programme to assess the state of the social and human sciences in South Africa.

Symptoms of Canada

Author : Kieran Keohane
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In This Provocative Essay On The Canadian Identity, Kieran Keohane Gives Us his outsider's take on Canada's most debated issue. Keohane argues that conflicting objectives have caused the impasse in our search for collective identity. These objectives are marked by Official Multiculturalism, a proliferation of interest groups, and resurgent xenophobia. Integrating social and political theory with witty examples, he explores how a strong Canadian identity might be constructed.Keohane steers us away from the pitfalls of universalism or postmodern fragmentation into particularisms. The Canadian identity, he observes, lies in our unique commitment to remaining open to difference. Canadians maintain this commitment with a certain jouissance: for us, difference is both painful and pleasurable, conflicting and conciliatory. 'Symptoms' of our relationship to difference appear in everyday phenomena -- in our recreation, patterns of interaction, ordinary language, poetry, politics, sexuality, and sense of humour. Keohane draws on two currents of discourse: the discourse on identity derived from Hegelian dialectics and Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the discourse on politics as hegemonic articulation, after Laclau and Mouffe.Symptoms of Canada breaks the stalemate in our search for the Canadian identity. A refreshing read for Canadians who are tired of the polemics surrounding this issue, it offers valuable insight to all countries where the question of identity is a national concern.

Emancipation s

Author : Ernesto Laclau
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Emancipation(s) addresses the question of how the changes of the last decade, together with the transformation in contemporary thought, have altered the classical notion of 'emancipation' as formulated since the Enlightenment.

The Ethics of Deconstruction

Author : Simon Critchley
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It is now widely accepted that The Ethics of Deconstruction was the first book to argue for the ethical turn in Derrida's work. Critchley shows as powerfully as possible how deconstruction and persuasive ethical consequences are vital to our thinking through of questions relating to politics and democracy. Parts of the book have been published in several European languages and a complete edition will appear in German next year. This new edition will update and confirm this title as a standard reference work in the area of French philosophy and theory.

The Politics of Popular Identity

Author : Dennis Westlind
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European Solidarity

Author : Nathalie Karagiannis
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Calls for solidarity are always accompanied by feelings of urgency. This is true both for the multifarious practical expressions of solidarity and for the intellectual usages of the concept. At the outbreak of the war in Iraq, for instance, the word and concept of 'solidarity' were brought to the fore by three of the most influential thinkers of our time, Jurgen Habermas, Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. However, solidarity is still used as a mere buzzword by a surprisingly broad spectrum of the political world. The book has a twofold central objective: it aims both at proposing a variety of sophisticated historical and theoretical reconceptualisations of solidarity and at exposing and spelling out the practical implications of contemporary expressions of solidarity. These two objectives are tightly related by their common frame of reference: European societies and, possibly in the future, a European polity. Thus, a first, historical and theoretical part explores the emergence, consolidation and challenging of the concept of solidarity in the context of differences in social, religious and political conditions within Europe. A second, more 'empirical' part investigates the most crucial challenges posed to solidarity in the European space: the EU integration process itself, immigration, Islam, the relation of Western Europe to Eastern Europe, and to developing countries. "

Review of culture

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Reflections on the Revolution of Our Time

Author : Harold Joseph Laski
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Education and the Ideologies of Racism

Author : Madan Sarup
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Out of GAPA

Author : Ming-Yeung Clement Lu
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Radical Philosophy

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The Post Subcultures Reader

Author : David Muggleton
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In a global society with a rapid proliferation of images, fashions and lifestyles, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pinpoint what 'subculture' actually means. This work states that it may be a convenient way to describe more unconventional aspects of youth culture.