Politics and the Ends of Identity

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A diverse collection of contributions, ranging across philosophy, political science, history, anthropology, and other disciplines, addressing topics including collective forms in modern politics; transcending identities in modern India's world; Turkish identity; political identity in postwar Japan; problems in the imagined reappropriation of economic life in Islam; tensions of selfhood in republican political theory; desire, consumption, and the future of socialism; postmodernism and the politics of identity; and the international origins of national sovereignty. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859723722
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Avebury Series in Philosophy
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Introduction: politics and the ends of identity 1
2 Collective forms in modern politics 47
3 Transcending identities in modern India's world 64
4 Turkish identify from genesis to the day of judgement 103
5 Political identity in postwar Japan: the Hegelian turn 135
6 An 'Islamic economics'? problems in the imagined reappropriation of economic life 155
7 Tensions of selfhood in republican political theory 177
8 Beyond satisfaction: desire, consumption, and the future of socialism 196
9 Postmodernism and the politics of identity 234
10 The international origins of national sovereignty 265
Index 288
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