Untimely Politics by Samuel A. Chambers
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Untimely Politics
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Untimely Politics

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Untimely Politics by Samuel A. Chambers

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Challenging the linear view of history which confines or predetermines the outcome of politics, this book argues for an 'untimely' politics, rendering the past problematic and the future unpredictable. Untimely Politics offers close readings of key texts in political theory and enters into debates involving metaphysics, philosophy of language, and psychoanalysis versus discursive analysis - all designed to demonstrate that untimeliness expands the scope of the political. The ideas are weaved together around the theme of the relevance of language analysis to political debate, answering those critics who insist discourse approaches to politics are irrelevant. Calling on key texts of Heidegger, Nietzsche, Foucault and Derrida the book challenges the political burden which is placed on language analysis to prove its value in the real world. To demonstrate his arguments, Samuel Chambers uses the case study of same-sex marriage in the US to interrogate family values politics. In seeking to explore the bearing of contemporary theory on practical political life, this book makes a timely plea for a more politically relevant form of intellectual work. Key Features: * detailed case study of same-sex marriages in the US is used to interrogate family value politics * shows the relevance of contemporary theory to practical political life * makes a plea for a more politically relevant form of intellectual work * aimed at both a Politics and a Cultural Studies readership Books in the series are...Valentine and Arditi Polemicization Shapiro Cinematic Political Thought Chambers Untimely Politics Elden Speaking Against Number Bowman Post-Marxism Versus Cultural Studies Marchart Post-Foundational Political Thought Little Democratic Piety

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748617661
ISBN-10: 0748617663
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Samuel A. Chambers

Lessons of Ranciere by Samuel A. Chambers Lessons of Ranciere, Paperback (August 2014)

What if "liberal democracy" were a contradiction in terms? This book distinguishes liberalism from democracy to defend a Rancierean vision of impure politics. Disclosing Ranciere's refusal of ontology as political, The Lessons of Ranciere enacts a critical theory beyond unmasking and a democratic politics beyond liberalism.

Michael J. Shapiro by Samuel A. Chambers Michael J. Shapiro, Hardback (April 2011)

This collection contains Shapiro's seminal writings on discourse, culture and violence.

Queer Politics of Television by Samuel A. Chambers Queer Politics of Television, Paperback (July 2009)

Brings together the fields of political theory and television studies. This book explores the cultural politics of television by treating television shows - including "Six Feet Under", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Desperate Housewives", "The L Word", and "Big Love" - as serious, important texts and reading them through the lens of queer theory.

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Author Biography - Samuel A. Chambers

Samuel A. Chambers is a lecturer in Politics at Johns Hopkins University.

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