Critical Resistance by David Couzens Hoy
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Critical Resistance
By David Couzens Hoy

Critical Resistance

From Poststructuralism to Post-Critique

By (author) See other recent books by David Couzens Hoy
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $47.95
Your Price: $43.16 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.16 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Critical Resistance by David Couzens Hoy

Book Description

This book serves as both an introduction to the concept of resistance in poststructuralist thought and an original contribution to the continuing philosophical discussion of this topic. How can a body of thought that mistrusts universal principles explain the possibility of critical resistance? Without appeals to abstract norms, how can emancipatory resistance be distinguished from domination? Can there be a poststructuralist ethics? David Hoy explores these crucial questions through lucid readings of Nietzsche, Foucault, Bourdieu, Derrida, and others. He traces the genealogy of resistance from Nietzsche's break with the Cartesian concept of consciousness to Foucault's and Bourdieu's theories of how subjects are formed through embodied social practices. He also considers Levinas, Heidegger, and Derrida on the sources of ethical resistance. Finally, in light of current social theory from Judith Butler to Slavoj Zizek, he challenges "poststructuralism" as a category and suggests the term "post-critique" as a more accurate description of contemporary Continental philosophy. Hoy is a leading American scholar of poststructuralism. Critical Resistance is the only book in English that deals substantively with the topical concept of resistance in relation to poststructuralist thought, discussions of which have dominated Continental social thought for many years.

Buy Critical Resistance book by David Couzens Hoy from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780262582636
ISBN-10: 0262582635
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 136mm x 14mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author David Couzens Hoy

Time of Our Lives by David Couzens Hoy Time of Our Lives, Paperback (January 2012)

A study of the emergence in post-Kantian continental philosophy of a focus on the lived experience of temporality.

» View all books by David Couzens Hoy

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Critical Resistance book by David Couzens Hoy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - David Couzens Hoy

David Couzens Hoy is Professor of Philosophy and Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Critical Resistance: From Poststructuralism to Post-Critique (MIT Press, 2004).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by David Couzens Hoy close
Time of Our Lives by David Couzens Hoy
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close