Laclau and Mouffe: The Radical Democratic Imaginary

Laclau and Mouffe: The Radical Democratic Imaginary

by Anna Marie Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415100607

ISBN-13: 9780415100601

Pub. Date: 08/19/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Laclau and Mouffe: The Radical Democratic Imaginary is the first full-length overview of the important work of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. Anna Marie Smith clearly shows how Laclau and Mouffe's work has brought Gramscian, poststructuralist and psychoanalytic perspectives to revitalize traditional political theory. With clarity and insight, she

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Laclau and Mouffe: The Radical Democratic Imaginary is the first full-length overview of the important work of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. Anna Marie Smith clearly shows how Laclau and Mouffe's work has brought Gramscian, poststructuralist and psychoanalytic perspectives to revitalize traditional political theory. With clarity and insight, she shows how they have constructed a highly effective theory of identity formation and power relations that carefully draws from the criticism of political theory from postmodern anti-foundationalist political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415100601
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/19/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Retrieving democracy: the radical democratic imaginary6
2Essentialism, non-essentialism and democratic leadership: from Lenin to Gramsci42
3Subject positions, articulation and the subversion of essentialism84
4Self-determination, community and citizenship116
5Power and hegemony151
Conclusion: multicultural difference and the political177
Notes203
Bibliography213
Index233

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