Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

A philosophical anthropology of everyday experience, this book is also a deeply informed and thought-provoking reflection on the work of cultural critique. "States of Exception" looks into a community of immigrants from India living in southern New Jersey a group to whom the author, as a daughter of two of its members, enjoyed unprecedented access.Her position allows Keya Ganguly to approach the culture of a middle-class group (albeit one that is marginalized by racial prejudice), while the group s relatively comfortable and protected style of life offers unusual insight into the concept of the everyday and the sense in which a seemingly commonplace existence can be understood as in crisis: a state of exception. Thus, Ganguly draws on the work of the Frankfurt School, particularly Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno, to explore the possibilities of a dialectical critique of the everyday a state of exception informing ordinary yet crisis-ridden narratives of the self under late capitalism. "

Buy States of Exception book by Keya Ganguly from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780816637164
ISBN-10: 0816637164
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about States of Exception book by Keya Ganguly and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Keya Ganguly