Politics Out of History

Politics Out of History

by Wendy Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691070849

ISBN-13: 9780691070841

Pub. Date: 08/06/2001

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Politics Out of History speaks in illuminating ways to distinctive features of contemporary experience. Wendy Brown's work commands widespread attention and respect, and there has been considerable interest as to how it would develop after States of Injury. This book will not disappoint." (William Connolly, The Johns Hopkins University, author of…  See more details below

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"Politics Out of History speaks in illuminating ways to distinctive features of contemporary experience. Wendy Brown's work commands widespread attention and respect, and there has been considerable interest as to how it would develop after States of Injury. This book will not disappoint." (William Connolly, The Johns Hopkins University, author of Why I Am Not a Secularist)"Brown shows enormous skill in interpreting difficult texts, sounding them to their depths, and eliciting from them some of their most subtle meanings. Her book is steadily absorbing, and provides a genuine contribution to political theory." (George Kateb, Princeton University)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691070841
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/06/2001
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Politics Out of History3
2Symptoms: Moralism as Anti-Politics18
3Desire: The Desire to Be Punished: Freud's "A Child Is Being Beaten"45
4Power: Power without Logic without Marx62
5Politics: Politics without Banisters: Genealogical Politics in Nietzsche and Foucault91
6Democracy: Democracy against Itself: Nietzsche's Challenge121
7Futures: Specters and Angels: Benjamin and Derrida138
Notes175
Index189

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