Deconstruction After 9/11 / Edition 1

Deconstruction After 9/11 / Edition 1

by Martin McQuillan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415964946

ISBN-13: 9780415964944

Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book Martin McQuillan brings Derrida's writing into the immediate vicinity of geo-politics today, from the Kosovan conflict to the war in Iraq. The chapters in this book follow both Derrida's writing since Specters of Marx and the present political scene through the former Yogoslavia and Afghanistan to Palestine and Baghdad. His 'textual activism' is

Overview

In this book Martin McQuillan brings Derrida's writing into the immediate vicinity of geo-politics today, from the Kosovan conflict to the war in Iraq. The chapters in this book follow both Derrida's writing since Specters of Marx and the present political scene through the former Yogoslavia and Afghanistan to Palestine and Baghdad. His 'textual activism' is as impatient with the universal gestures of philosophy as it is with the complacency and reductionism of policy-makers and activists alike. This work records a response to the war on thinking that has marked western discourse since 9/11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415964944
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Deconstruction after 9/11 Chapter 1: Wars and Rumours of Wars Chapter 2: The Eternal Battle for the Domination of the World, or, Forget Kosovo Chapter 3: Tele-Techno-Theology Chapter 4: Extraordinary Rendition: Derrida and Vietnam Chapter 5: Derrida and Policy: is deconstruction really a social science? Chapter 6: Spectres of Poujade: Naomi Klein and the New International Chapter 7: Promises, Promises (This is also why…) Chapter 8: Hungary in Deconstruction Chapter 9: Enosis, or, ‘The Sovereignty of Cyprus’ Chapter 10: ‘The Last Jewish Intellectual’: Edward Said and the Deconstruction of Palestine Epilogue: Philosophy and War

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