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Contemporary democracy and the sacred, rights, religion and ideology, Jon Wittrock

Summary
"Distilling into concise and focused formulations many of the main ideas that Mari Ruti has sought to articulate throughout her writing career, this book reflects on the general state of contemporary theory as it relates to posthumanist ethics, political resistance, subjectivity, agency, desire, and bad feelings such as anxiety. It offers a critique of progressive theory's tendency to advance extreme models of revolt that have little real-life applicability. The chapters move fluidly between several theoretical registers, the most obvious of these being continental philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, Butlerian ethics, affect theory, and queer theory. One of the central aims of Distillations is to explore the largely uncharted territory between psychoanalysis and affect theory, which are frequently pitted against each other as hopelessly incompatible, but which Ruti shows can be brought into a productive dialogue."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Table Of Contents
Author's Preface -- 1. Democracy and Authenticity -- 2. Secularisation and the Sacred -- 3. Sacred Boundaries -- 4. Fatal Politics -- Bibliography -- Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (193 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781350058859

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