Politics Out of History

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August 2001



""Politics Out of History" speaks in illuminating ways to distinctive features of contemporary experience. Wendy Brown's work commands widespread attention and respect, and there has been considerable interest as to how it would develop after "States of Injury." This book will not disappoint."--William Connolly, The Johns Hopkins University, author of "Why I Am Not a Secularist"
"Brown shows enormous skill in interpreting difficult texts, sounding them to their depths, and eliciting from them some of their most subtle meanings. Her book is steadily absorbing, and provides a genuine contribution to political theory."--George Kateb, Princeton University


Acknowledgment ix 1. INTRODUCTION: Politics Out of History 3 2. SYMPTOMS: Moralism as Anti-Politics 18 3. DESIRE: The Desire to Be Punished: Freud's "'A Child Is Being Beaten'" 45 4. POWER: Power without Logic without Marx 62 5. POLITICS: Politics without Banisters: Genealogical Politics in Nietzsche an Foucault 91 6. DEMOCRACY: Democracy against Itself: Nietzsche's Challenge 121 7. FUTURES: Specters an Angels: Benjamin an Derrida 138 Note 175 Index 189


Wendy Brown is Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity (Princeton). Manhood and Politics: A Feminist Reading in Political Theory, and Left Legalism/Left Critique, coedited with Janet Halley.
EAN: 9780691070858
ISBN: 0691070857
Untertitel: black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Princeton University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2001
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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