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What Is a People? (Hardcover): Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Pierre Bourdieu, Alain Badiou, Sadri Khiari, Jacques...

What Is a People? (Hardcover)

Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Pierre Bourdieu, Alain Badiou, Sadri Khiari, Jacques Ranciere; Afterword by Kevin Olson; Translated by Jody Gladding; Introduction by Bruno Bosteels

Series: New Directions in Critical Theory, 50

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What Is a People? seeks to reclaim "people" as an effective political concept by revisiting its uses and abuses over time. Alain Badiou surveys the idea of a people as a productive force of solidarity and emancipation and as a negative tool of categorization and suppression. Pierre Bourdieu follows with a sociolinguistic analysis of "popular" and its transformation of democracy, beliefs, songs, and even soups into phenomena with outsized importance. Judith Butler calls out those who use freedom of assembly to create an exclusionary "we," while Georges Didi-Huberman addresses the problem of summing up a people with totalizing narratives. Sadri Khiari applies an activist's perspective to the racial hierarchies inherent in ethnic and national categories, and Jacques Ranciere comments on the futility of isolating theories of populism when, as these thinkers have shown, the idea of a "people" is too diffuse to support them. By engaging this topic linguistically, ethnically, culturally, and ontologically, the voices in this volume help separate "people" from its fraught associations to pursue more vital formulations. Together with Democracy in What State?, in which Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Daniel Bensaid, Wendy Brown, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Ranciere, Kristin Ross, and Slavoj Zizek discuss the nature and purpose of democracy today, What Is a People? expands an essential exploration of political action and being in our time.

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Imprint: Columbia University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: New Directions in Critical Theory, 50
Release date: May 2016
Authors: Judith Butler • Georges Didi-Huberman • Pierre Bourdieu • Alain Badiou • Sadri Khiari • Jacques Ranciere
Afterword by: Kevin Olson
Translators: Jody Gladding
Introduction by: Bruno Bosteels
Dimensions: 217 x 150 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 164
ISBN-13: 978-0-231-16876-2
Languages: English
Subtitles: French
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
LSN: 0-231-16876-4
Barcode: 9780231168762

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