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Democracy and the political unconscious

Author: Noëlle McAfee
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2008.
Series: New directions in critical theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"McAfee deftly weaves together her experience as an observer of democratic life with an array of intellectual schemas, from poststructural psychoanalysis to Rawlsian and Habermasian democratic theories, as well as semiotics, civic republicanism, and American pragmatism. She begins with an analysis of the traumatic effects of silencing members of a political community. Then she explores the potential of deliberative
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McAfee, Noëlle, 1960-
Democracy and the political unconscious.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608630356
Online version:
McAfee, Noëlle, 1960-
Democracy and the political unconscious.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609324086
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noëlle McAfee
ISBN: 9780231138802 0231138806 9780231511124 0231511124
OCLC Number: 152559294
Description: viii, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The political unconscious --
Modernity's traumas --
Targeting the public sphere --
The repetition compulsion or the endless war on terror --
Recovering community --
Deliberative democracy --
Feminist theory, politics, and freedom --
Public knowledge --
Three models of democratic deliberation --
The limits of deliberation, democratic myths, new frontiers --
Media and the public sphere --
Epilogue.
Series Title: New directions in critical theory.
Responsibility: Noëlle McAfee.
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unique contribution to the ongoing political turn to psychoanalysis. -- James Manos PhiloSOPHIA

 
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