The Politics of Possibility: Encountering the Radical Imagination

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Overview

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 Zizek takes readers on an exhilarating journey through a wide range of critical subjects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594514456
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: The Radical Imagination
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary A. Olson is a noted scholar of rhetoric and cultural studies and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Idaho State University. He is author or editor (often in collaboration with others) of over twenty books and nearly a hundred scholarly articles and chapters. He writes a monthly column on academic administration for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Lynn Worsham is Professor of English at Illinois State University, where she also serves as editor of the Journal of Advanced Composition. She has published numerous books, including Critical Intellectuals on Writing, edited with Gary A. Olson (SUNY Press 2003).

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. He has published numerous books and articles and his most recent books include America’s Educational Deficit and the War on Youth (2013) and Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education (2014).

The Toronto Star has named Henry Giroux one of the twelve Canadians changing the way we think! Read the article here: Twelve Canadians Changing the Way We Think

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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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