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

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
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2011.
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1 online resource (229 p.)
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