Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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p. iii

Contents

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p. v

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

Without question, my greatest debt is to Andrew Cutrofello, for infinite patience and optimism at moments when I became lost in the materiality of language. I am unspeakably lucky to have had his friendship and mentorship during the years over which this book was composed. Thanks also...

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Introduction: Imagination and Problematization

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pp. 1-25

Eleanor Bumpurs, a ‘‘270-pound, arthritic sixty-seven-year-old woman,’’ was shot and killed by New York City police in 1984 for resisting eviction from city housing with a knife (Williams 1991, 136). Her case was one of several that crystallized African-American anger against the New York City police department and a coroner’s office that was reputed to overlook police violence against poor suspects. It occurred during...

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PART 1 The Political Topologyof Kantian Reason

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pp. 27-115

In 1961, Foucault submitted a translation and commentary on the genesis and structure of Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View as a ‘‘the`se complementaire’’ for his doctorat d’e´tat at the University of Paris (Foucault 1961). The reading of Kant I offer here is tailored to addressing the kinds of issues Foucault raises in his Introduction a` l’anthropologie de Kant and which perplexed him...

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PART 2 Man and His Doubles: Two Ways to Problematize

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pp. 117-210

In the last few decades, scholars and activists have turned to the human body, as seat of experience and as target of power, for ideas about political resistance to a multiplicity of oppressions—sexual, racial, and economic— as well as possible strategies for reconfiguration. The body’s interests seem to be ‘‘real’’ in a world of deception and emotional as well as economic exploitation...

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PART 3 Locked in the Market

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pp. 211-298

I have argued that many modern institutions and discourses that tried to cover the social field from partial points of view managed to establish a division between true and false, identify objects and domains, and connect to other discourses by confining and studying people with socially problematic traits. Kant did not necessarily influence...

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Afterword: Not Similar to Something, Just Similar

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pp. 299-301

One of the most conflicted legacies of the New Left has been the perception that radical politics requires advocates to maintain a perpetual state of outrage and sadness. In the foregoing section, I have given some reasons why I think melancholy came to dominate social movements that originally had a diverse affective composition. It does...

References

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p. 303

Index

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pp. 317-318