Edgework - Essays on Knowledge and Politics

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Edgework brings together seven of Wendy Browns most provocative recent essays in political and cultural theory. They range from explorations of politics post-9/11 to critical reflections on the academ...
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Edgework brings together seven of Wendy Browns most provocative recent essays in political and cultural theory. They range from explorations of politics post-9/11 to critical reflections on the academic norms governing feminist studies and political theory. Edgework is also concerned with the intellectual and political value of critique itself. It renders contemporary the ancient jurisprudential meaning of critique as krisis, in which a tear in the fabric of justice becomes the occasion of a public sifting or thoughtfulness, the development of criteria for judgment, and the inauguration of political renewal or restoration. Each essay probes a contemporary problem--the charge of being unpatriotic for dissenting from U.S. foreign policy, the erosion of liberal democracy by neoliberal political rationality, feminisms loss of a revolutionary horizon--and seeks to grasp the intellectual impasse the problem signals as well as the political incitement it may harbor.
Uitgever John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9780691123615
Auteur Brown, Wendy
Vakken Geschiedenis en Staatsinrichting

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