Power and Politics in Poststructuralist Thought: New Theories of the Political

Power and Politics in Poststructuralist Thought: New Theories of the Political

by Saul Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415364566

ISBN-13: 9780415364560

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores the impact of poststructuralism on contemporary political theory by focussing on problems and issues central to politics today.

Drawing on the theoretical concerns brought to light by the ‘poststructuralist’ thinkers Foucault, Derrida, Lacan, Deleuze and Max Stirner, Newman provides a critical examination of new developments in

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This book explores the impact of poststructuralism on contemporary political theory by focussing on problems and issues central to politics today.

Drawing on the theoretical concerns brought to light by the ‘poststructuralist’ thinkers Foucault, Derrida, Lacan, Deleuze and Max Stirner, Newman provides a critical examination of new developments in contemporary political theory: post-Marxism, discourse analysis, new theories of ideology and power, hegemony, radical democracy and psychoanalytic theory. He re-examines the political in light of these developments in theory to suggest new ways of thinking about politics through a reflection on the challenges that confront it.

This volume will be of great interest to students of postmodernism and poststructuralist theory in political science, philosophy, sociology, philosophy and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415364560
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Routledge Innovations in Political Theory Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Politics of the ego : Stirner's critique of liberalism13
2Ressentiment and radical politics31
3New reflections on the theory of power : a Lacanian perspective51
4Spectres of Stirner : a contemporary critique of ideology68
5Derrida's deconstruction of authority84
6On the politics of violence : terror, sovereignty and law100
7Spectres of the uncanny : the 'return of the repressed' in politics116
8Towards a poststructuralist politics of universality134

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