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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Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left by Judith Butler
Please try again later. Request removal from index. Coontingency essays, organized as separate contributions that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in universalitty critical theory, the theoretical dilemmas of multiculturalism, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the strategies In an unusual experiment, three theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics.
A comprehensive conversation between Laclau, Butler, and Zizek that covers the central categories through which they envisage social change. If nothing else, this book presents the clearest articulation of each of the three authors theoretical positions and since they are three of the most important contemporary thinkers, it is helpful for that. Oct 12, Torgeir Fjeld rated it it was ok.
I don’t even find this book in some libraries in yogyakarta, but when one of my friend cited Laclau to criticize the theory of discourse by Foucault I come to underline that I have to read this book.
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Don’t have an account? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Furthermore, these philosophers in particular use the work of other philosophers – sometimes in the same way, sometimes in contradictory ways. This book is helpful in outlining the importance of the concept of universality in contemporary left discourse.
I will probably be mullin’ it over for a long time to come. Structure History and the Political. ButlerandZi2ekarguethispointwithreference toHegel’scritiqueof Kant,whileLaclau drawson theSaussureannotionoflanguageas a system ofdifferences withno positiveterms.
Thus,as thecollectively written introductory essaymakesclear,rather thana return to theidealofa universalism freeofeveryparticular, Butler,Laclau,andZi2ek refigure a universal forourtimes,thatis,inaccordancewiththeriseofnew socialmovements, multiculturalism, andthedemiseofstatesocialism.
Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Science Logic and Mathematics. Log In Sign Up. No trivia or quizzes yet. That being said, this book was extremely illuminating. Despite the title, there appears to be less of a focus upon contingency and more so upon semiotics. Their essays, organized as separate contributions that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical dilemmas of hegemoby, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the strategies of the Left in a global economy, and the relative merits of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory.
A Journal of the History of Science There’s a problem loading this menu right now. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Capitalism and Schizophrenia Penguin Classics. No eBook available Verso Amazon. Butler, I thought, asked some good questions about universality that are ignored throughout the rest of the volume, as are all her remarks about gender, which seem invisible to the others. Is there always something that escapes us, eve This was not an easy book.
A spectacle – a fantasy that there is even a mainstream to which one can belong.
I only made it through the first 3 pieces in this Butler, Zizek and Laclau’s initial arguments. Zizek seems to flip-flop wantonly on Derrida, and they all bicker constantly about who laclaau and who isn’t interpreting Lacan’s Real with adequate thoroughness. Return to Book Page. So, presuming familiarity with the theoretical positions at stake here, this is actually a fascinating and engaging conversation between three theorists who are trying congingency articulate theoretical concepts useful to the project of a radical emancipatory leftist politics at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
WhatLaclaucalls hegemony is thestruggle tooccupytheplaceoftheuniversal, “toassumethe representation ofthechainofthewhole.
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It’s a strangely confused, confusing, and inconclusive book. Forherownpart,ButlerseesinZizeka highly problematic modeof politicaltheorizing: 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, laclauu strategies of the Left in a globalized economy, and the relative merits of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory.
Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left
The enumeration of identities does notestablishanyconnection betweenthem;theyremain, atbest,additive. Help Center Find new research papers in: This was on the whole a good book, despite its many difficulties. Zizek advances the thesis elsewhere that the history of philosophy is the history of productive misreadings, and this volume emphasizes that what we are dealing with here is not so much a philosophical dialogue as a series of more or less productive misreadings of each other: English Choose a language for shopping.
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Feb 11, adam rated it liked it. Get to Know Us. Good thinkers here, and lots of good ideas regarding political identity, Marxism, and the limits of poststructuralism. Review of Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. To me, Butler’s true strength was in her analysis of the struggle for gay marriage and the broader Left alliance.
That kind of thing. Roberts – forthcoming – Radical Philosophy.
Observing Butler, Laclau, and Zizek engage with one another and defend themselves is interesting, but their arguments can sometimes be esoteric, especially Butler’s within her first essay.