Politics of Possibility: Encountering the Radical Imagination

Politics of Possibility: Encountering the Radical Imagination

by Gary A. Olson, Lynn Worsham, Henry A. Giroux
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594514453

ISBN-13: 9781594514456

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the probing interviews in this vibrant new book, eminent scholars struggle with some of the most crucial issues facing contemporary intellectuals. Poststructuralist philosopher Judith Butler discusses the pain of rigorous intellectual work, saying that it is necessarily extremely hard labor, as she examines the intersection of discourse and political action.…  See more details below

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In the probing interviews in this vibrant new book, eminent scholars struggle with some of the most crucial issues facing contemporary intellectuals. Poststructuralist philosopher Judith Butler discusses the pain of rigorous intellectual work, saying that it is necessarily extremely hard labor, as she examines the intersection of discourse and political action. Award-winning filmmaker, philosopher, and social theorist David Theo Goldberg reviews his life s work, especially on issues of racism. Literary critic and feminist philosopher Avital Ronell sets out to disrupt the standard logic of signification, to force readers into fresh ways of perceiving a subject at hand. Postcolonial theorist Homi Bhabha discusses how critical literacy is intimately connected to the question of democratic representation, and he elaborates on how cultural difference can lead to a politics of discrimination. And neo-Marxist cultural critic Slavoj i ek takes readers on an exhilarating journey through a wide range of critical subjects."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594514456
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
The Radical Imagination
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: When the Darkness Comes and Hope Is Subversive   Henry A. Giroux     vii
Introduction   Gary A. Olson   Lynn Worsham     1
Changing the Subject: Judith Butler's Politics of Radical Resignification   Gary A. Olson   Lynn Worsham     5
On the State of Race Theory: A Conversation with David Theo Goldberg   Susan Searls Giroux     43
Confessions of an Anacoluthon: Avital Ronell on Writing, Technology, Pedagogy, Politics   D. Diane Davis     89
Staging the Politics of Difference: Homi Bhabha's Critical Literacy   Gary A. Olson   Lynn Worsham     127
Slavoj Zizek: Philosopher, Cultural Critic, and Cyber-Communist   Gary A. Olson   Lynn Worsham     161
Index     197

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