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Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left ( Radical Thinkers) [Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, Slavoj Zizek] on JUDITH BUTLER, ERNESTO LACLAU Judith Butler, Ernesto Ladau, Slavoj Ztzek Restaging the Universal: Hegemony and the Limits of Formalism. 11 bravado, Zizek then suggests that this Lacanian notion can be easily. Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left [ Book Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek, Contingency, Hegemony, .

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Class Struggle or Postmodernism? I don’t believe this work is for everyone, for one needs to have a pretty solid background of knowledge already, of the works and theoretics of Butler, Laclau and Zizek The book is then set up with each writer giving an argument chapter The order which remains throughout the book is Butler, Laclau, and Zizeka rebuttal, and then a final summation.

Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left by Judith Butler

Their essays, organized as separate contributions that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical dilemmas of multiculturalism, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the strategies of the Left in a globalized economy, and the relative merits of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Refresh and try again. It’s not a coincidence that it’s towards the beginning of the book.

That being said, this book was extremely illuminating. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship.

Theprocessofuniversalism, in contrast, entailsarticulation: The book is interesting but naive. She of course does not lower herself by responding. The Fragile Universality of Legalism: Once we understand universalism in political,rather thanphilosophical epistemological or ontologicalterms, we shallfindthatuniversalism is anongoingproject, onethatrequiresa con- tinualpracticeof”cultural translation” Butler or”articulation” Laclau: Her research ranges from literary theory, modern philosophical fiction, feminist and sexuality studies, to 19th- and 20th-century European literature and philosophy, Kafka and loss, and mourning and war.


Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Very strange book–courageous, but disappointing in many ways.

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I particularly liked Zizek’s “Cla Good thinkers here, and lots of good ideas regarding political identity, Marxism, and the limits of poststructuralism. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Johnny B3 rated it liked it Jan 23, Yes this is a difficult book, but it is an absolute must read for those who are follwing the theoretical developments of post-strucuralism on the progressive left. This entry has no external links. Caasi Hawkins rated it really liked it Jul 04, Wintgens – – Rechtstheorie 37 1: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Contingency, Contestation and Hegemony: Indeed,Zi2ek’s accountofuniversalism starts tolooksuspiciously likethatofdisenchanted leftists likeRichardRortyandToddGitlin ,whoconceptualize class strug- gle as morefundamental and universalin itsaimsthananyotherformof politicalstruggle.

A Journal of the History of Science Buy the selected items together This item: Jeanne-irene Zimmermann rated it liked it Sep 08, In an unusual experiment, three theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics.

Oct 14, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Eduard Grebe – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 35 5: Is there always something that escapes us, eve This was not an easy book.


Although heholdswithButlerandLaclauthatuniversality is alwayscontaminated byparticularity,Zi2ekis drawnintoa diatribe against contingebcy andtheneedforclass solidarity thatseekstoeradicatethe verydifferences itnowfindsanobstacletoa renewed universal fortheLeft. Jan 27, JJ Weber rated it liked it.

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Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left

Had the scholars focused more upon their readers and less upon each other, I feel as if some of the argumentation would be more compelling because there would be less ambiguity of what is meant when the scholars refer to particular concepts with the conviction that their readership will already know everything they mean.

Find it on Scholar. Lots of repetition, but useful as a companion piece to their other texts. Forherownpart,ButlerseesinZizeka highly problematic modeof politicaltheorizing: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left. Had the scholars focused more upon their readers and less upon each other, I feel as if some of the argumentation would be The premise of this text is fascinating- 3 scholars with similar views lay down three different philosophical tracts that contain similar notions but contradict about particular premises.

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Some may accuse these thinkers of accomplishing nothing more than the splitting of increasingly fine hairs–but if these debates prove anything it is that one’s theoretical orientations can have a dramatic impact on one’s political activity. Nov 21, Matt Sautman rated it really liked it. The first pages state questions which each of them ask the others and want themselves to deal with.