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The Mexican Exception, Sovereignty, Police, and Democracy, by G. Williams

Summary
This book examines the question of democracy in post-revolutionary Mexican society.  Each chapter recuperates an event or particular historical sequence that sheds light on the relation between culture and sovereign exceptionality.  Each moment or sequence stages a relation to language.  In these speech scenes there is a disagreement between social actors (for example, disputes between peasants and intellectuals over words such as democracy, equality, freedom, proletariat, worker, revolution etc.). Democracy in this book is not just a type of Constitution or a form of society that politics affirms on a daily basis.  It is the assumption and installation of egalitarian language.  Democracy is therefore the momentary interruption or suspension of the police order
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Exceptionality, Autoimmunity, Incalculability * Politics, Equality, Freedom * The Manufactured Image: Melodramatic Consciousness and the Disappearance of the Political * Humanism Begets Good Order: Alfonso Reyes and Police Thought * "Under the Paving Stones, the Beach!": Chance, Passive Decision, Democracy * Absolute Bio-Hostility and Ubiquitous Enmity: The Party of the Poor and the Militarization of the Political
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed. 2011.
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (229 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780230119031

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