Post-Subjectivity

Author: Christoph Schmidt,Merav Mack,Andrew German

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144385932X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

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Modern thinkers have often declared the end, or even the “death,” of the subject and have been searching for new ways of “being a self.” Indeed, many contemporary scholars regard this search as one of the most significant effects of the general crisis of secularity. Post-Subjectivity is a contribution to that search, conducted with a renewed attention to the centrality of religion, in a pluralistic and global context. This volume of essays guides the reader through, but also beyond, the crises of modernity and postmodernity, toward an attempt to “resurrect” the subject in new forms. The volume resonates with voices from across the humanistic disciplines: the theological turn in recent phenomenology, new directions in Christian and Jewish theology, and reappraisals of figures in the history of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the study of sexuality—all are represented in an attempt to rethink, from the beginning, what it is to be a “self.”

Post-Queer Politics

Author: David V. Ruffolo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317077172

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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In Post-Queer Politics, Ruffolo looks at the work of Foucault, Butler, Bakhtin, Deleuze, Guattari and others in his creative refocus on the queer/heteronormative dyad that has largely consumed queer studies and contemporary politics. He offers a radical and intersectional new way of thinking about class, race, sex, gender, sexuality and ability that extends beyond queer studies to be truly transdisciplinary in its focus and political implications. It will appeal to readers across a range of subjects, including gender and sexuality studies, philosophy, cultural studies, political science, and education.

Post-deconstructive Subjectivity and History

Phenomenology, Critical Theory, and Postcolonial Thought

Author: Aniruddha Chowdhury

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004260048

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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Aniruddha Chowdhury offers an illuminating account of the post-deconstructive conception of subjectivity and history in the tradition of Continental thought, and Postcolonial theory.

Revolutionary Subjectivity in Post-Marxist Thought

Laclau, Negri, Badiou

Author: Dr Oliver Harrison

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472421337

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis the ideas of Karl Marx have once again become prominent in social and political thought. This book turns to Marx’s theory of revolutionary subjectivity to assess the work of three contemporary global theorists: Ernesto Laclau, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou. While providing a critical examination of the theory of revolutionary subjectivity in Laclau, Negri and Badiou, due to the fact such aspects were already present in Marx’s own theory, this book also offers insights into the nature of post-Marxism itself. Whilst accepting their respective differences, the conclusion offers a synthesis of all three theoretical approaches to understand the constitution of revolutionary subjectivity today.

On the Production of Subjectivity

Five Diagrams of the Finite-Infinite Relation

Author: S. O'Sullivan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032677

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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This book offers a series of critical commentaries on, and forced encounters between, different thinkers. At stake in this philosophical and psychoanalytical enquiry is the drawing of a series of diagrams of the finite/infinite relation, and the mapping out of the contours for a speculative and pragmatic production of subjectivity.

Deconstructive Subjectivities

Author: Simon Critchley,Peter Dews

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791427231

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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Explores the meanings of subjectivity in continental philosophy in the wake of post-structuralism and critical theory.

Diasporic Subjectivity and Cultural Brokering in Contemporary Post-Colonial Literatures

Author: Igor Maver

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739129724

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Diasporic writing simultaneously asserts a sense of belonging and expresses a sense of being 'ethnic' in a society of immigration. The essays in this volume explore how contemporary diasporic writers in English use their works to mediate this dissonance and seek to work through the ethical, political, and personal affiliations of diasporic identities and subjectivities. The essays call for a remapping of post-colonial literatures and a reevaluation of the Anglophone literary canon by including post-colonial diasporic literary discourses. Demonstrating that an intercultural dialogue and constant cultural brokering are a must in our post-colonial world, this volume is a valuable contribution to the ongoing discourse on post-colonial diasporic literatures and identities.

Subjectivity After Wittgenstein

The Post-Cartesian Subject and the "Death of Man"

Author: Chantal Bax

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441173013

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Although Wittgenstein is often held co-responsible for the so-called death of man as it was pronounced in the course of the previous century, no detailed description of his alternative to the traditional or Cartesian account of human being has so far been available. By consulting several parts of Wittgenstein's later oeuvre, Subjectivity after Wittgenstein aims to fill this gap. However, it also contributes to the debate about the Cartesian subject and its demise by discussing the criticism that the rethinking of subjectivity received, for it has been argued that the anti-Cartesian turn in continental philosophy has lead to a loss of a centre for both ethics and politics. By further exploring the implications of the Wittgensteinian account of human being, this book makes it clear that a non-Cartesian view on the subject is not necessarily ethically and politically inert. Moreover, it argues that ethical and political arguments should not automatically take precedence in a debate about the nature of man.

Postcolonial Subjectivities in Africa

Author: Richard P. Werbner

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856499552

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Contributors to this volume share an ambition to combine personal, political and existential dimensions in detailed evocations of the ambitions and vulnerabilities of contemporary Africans.