Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists: Word Flesh and Revolution

Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists: Word Flesh and Revolution

by Anne Norton
     
 

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How do you write history when it's no longer linear? In Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists, respected political theorist Anne Norton reminds us of the real interplay between words (laws, scriptures, myths, and texts), and the world of flesh. Drawing from sources as diverse as foundational myths from Sarah in the bible, Marat in his death bath, and thinkers

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How do you write history when it's no longer linear? In Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists, respected political theorist Anne Norton reminds us of the real interplay between words (laws, scriptures, myths, and texts), and the world of flesh. Drawing from sources as diverse as foundational myths from Sarah in the bible, Marat in his death bath, and thinkers like Hegel and Foucault, Norton reinterprets the relationship between word and flesh and places it in historical context. The French and English Revolutions, as well as the period of anti-colonialism and post-colonialism are used to frame her discussion of word and body, and their historical significance.

Editorial Reviews

Homi Bhabha
I am a long-standing admirer of Anne Norton, who is a courageous and brilliant writer.
Uday Mehta
A remarkable work of wide-ranging learning, subtle intelligence and capacious sympathies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136062742
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Anne Norton is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the founding co-editor of the journal, Theory and Event.

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