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Featuring essays by some of the most prominent names in contemporary political and cultural theory, Sovereignty in Ruins presents a form of critique grounded in the conviction that political thought is itself an agent of crisis. Aiming to develop a political vocabulary capable of critiquing and transforming contemporary political frameworks, the contributors advance a politics of crisis that collapses the false dichotomies between sovereignty and governmentality and between critique and crisis. Their essays address a wide range of topics, such as the role history plays in the development of a politics of crisis; Arendt's controversial judgment of Adolf Eichmann; Strauss's and Badiou's readings of Plato's Laws; the acceptance of the unacceptable; the human and nonhuman; and flesh as a biopolitical category representative of the ongoing crisis of modernity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Sovereignty Crises
  2. George Edmondson, Klaus Mladek
  3. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part I. Ruination and Revolution
  1. Chapter 1. Natural History: Toward a Politics of Crisis
  2. George Edmondson, Klaus Mladek
  3. pp. 21-60
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  1. Part II. Italian Affirmations
  1. Chapter 2. Left and Right: Why They Still Make Sense
  2. Carlo Galli
  3. pp. 63-99
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  1. Chapter 3. Politics in the Present
  2. Roberto Esposito
  3. pp. 100-124
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  1. Chapter 4. Cujusdam nigri & scabiosi Brasiliani: Rancière and Derrida
  2. Alberto Moreiras
  3. pp. 125-143
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  1. Chapter 5. Pasolini’s Acceptance
  2. Rei Terada
  3. pp. 144-170
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  1. Part III. The Endgames of Sovereignty
  1. Chapter 6. Reopening the Plato Question
  2. Adam Sitze
  3. pp. 173-200
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  1. Chapter 7. The Royal Remains: The People’s Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty
  2. Eric L. Santner
  3. pp. 201-219
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  1. Chapter 8. Arendt: Thinking Cohabitation and the Dispersion of Sovereignty
  2. Judith Butler
  3. pp. 220-238
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  1. Chapter 9. Beyond the State of Exception: Hegel on Freedom, Law, and Decision
  2. Andrew Norris
  3. pp. 239-272
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  1. Chapter 10. Humans and (Other) Animals in a Biopolitical Frame
  2. Cary Wolfe
  3. pp. 273-291
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  1. Chapter 11. Thing-Politics and Science
  2. Carsten Strathausen
  3. pp. 292-318
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 319-340
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 341-342
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 343-352
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822373391
Related ISBN
9780822363026
MARC Record
OCLC
1103811656
Pages
368
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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