Who Sings the Nation-State?: Language, Politics, Belonging

Who Sings the Nation-State?: Language, Politics, Belonging

by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Judith Butler
     
 

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Who Sings the Nation-State brings together two of America´s foremost critics and two of the most influential theorists of the last decade. Together, they explore the past, present and future of the state in a time of globalization.

What is contained in a state has become ever more plural whilst the boundaries of a state have become ever more fluid.

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Who Sings the Nation-State brings together two of America´s foremost critics and two of the most influential theorists of the last decade. Together, they explore the past, present and future of the state in a time of globalization.

What is contained in a state has become ever more plural whilst the boundaries of a state have become ever more fluid. No longer does a state naturally come with a nation. In a world of migration and shifting allegiances - caused by cultural, economic, military and climatic change - the state is a more provisional place and its inhabitants more stateless.

This spirited and engaging conversation ranges widely across Palestine, what Enlightenment and key contemporary philosophers have to say about the state, who exercises power in today´s world, whether we can have a right to rights, and even what the singing of the Star Spangled Banner in Spanish says about the complex world we live in today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905422579
Publisher:
Seagull Books
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.51(w) x 7.35(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author


Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Depts of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at Berkeley and author of numerous works including Giving an Account of Oneself, Subjects of Desire, Gender Trouble, Bodies That Matter, The Psychic Life of Power, Excitable Speech and Antigone´s Claim.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University and author of numerous works including In Other Worlds, The Post-Colonial Critic, Outside in the Teaching Machine, A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, and Death of a Discipline.

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