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The excessive subject : a new theory of social change

Author: Molly Anne Rothenberg
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2010.
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Uncovers theory of social change implicit in the writings of radical social theorists, such as Pierre Bourdieu, Michel de Certeau, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj i ek. This title  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Anne Rothenberg
ISBN: 9780745648231 0745648231 9780745648248 074564824X
OCLC Number: 435420375
Description: xxi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The excess of everyday life --
What does the "social" in social change mean? --
Extimate causality and the social subject of excess --
The social structures of Bourdieu and de Certeau --
Butler's embodied agency --
Laclau's radical democracy --
Žižek's political act --
Sinthomic ethics and revolutionary groups.
Responsibility: Molly Anne Rothenberg ; [with a forward by Slavoj Žižek].
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