Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left

Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left

by Judith Butler
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Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Let me begin by saying that I'm a fan of all three of these writers, and I appreciate the candor of the work, as well as the project of dialogue concerning the structure of the movment of the New Left. 'Dialogues' has much representing the critical and important work these three authors are partaking in. Unfortunately, where 'Dialogues' succeeds is in the hashing out of the details of their specific projects - a hashing out that I found at times mundane and at other times superfluous. What shines in the work is the occasional page of actual accountablility of the authors to the structual change of the capitalist system. What the work lacks more than anything else is simply outrage and a contemplation of 'how' we would go about changing the system. To my frustration, these authors spend most of their time debating minor points in each other's programs instead of putting forth a joint effort decapitating capitalism. In other words, they should have spent their efforts doing something else entirely.