Politics of Possibility
Encountering the Radical Imagination
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Politics of Possibility by Gary A. Olson
Book DescriptionIn the probing interviews in this vibrant new book, eminent scholars struggle with some of the most crucial issues facing contemporary intellectuals. Poststructuralist philosopher Judith Butler discusses the pain of rigorous intellectual work, saying that it is necessarily extremely hard labor, as she examines the intersection of discourse and political action. Award-winning filmmaker, philosopher, and social theorist David Theo Goldberg reviews his life s work, especially on issues of racism. Literary critic and feminist philosopher Avital Ronell sets out to disrupt the standard logic of signification, to force readers into fresh ways of perceiving a subject at hand. Postcolonial theorist Homi Bhabha discusses how critical literacy is intimately connected to the question of democratic representation, and he elaborates on how cultural difference can lead to a politics of discrimination. And neo-Marxist cultural critic Slavoj i ek takes readers on an exhilarating journey through a wide range of critical subjects."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594514456
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gary A. Olson
Education as Civic Engagement, Hardback (July 2012)
A collection of the finest works of scholarship examining education - mostly higher education - as civic engagement published over the last decade in JAC, an award-winning journal of rhetoric, politics, and culture.
Gender Reader, Paperback (June 1999)» View all books by Gary A. Olson
The Gender Reader's fifty-one selections, all related to issues and questions of gender, are organized into five parts that address sub-themes within this broad and rich subject.
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