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|Description:||219 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Exceptionality, autoimmunity, and the question of democracy: summer 2005 --
Politics, equality, and freedom in revolution: December 1914 --
The manufactured subject: melodramatic consciousness and the immunization of the political, July-August, 1937 --
Humanism begets good order: Alfonso Reyes and police thought, September-December 1939 --
"Under the paving stones, the beach!": chance, passive decision, democracy, July-November 1968 --
Absolute hostility and ubiquitous enmity: "The party of the poor" and the militarization of the political, 1967-95.
"This book examines the question of democracy in post-revolutionary Mexican society. Each chapter recuperates an event or particular historical sequence that sheds light on the relation between culture and sovereign exceptionality. Each moment or sequence stages a relation to language. In these speech scenes there is a disagreement between social actors (for example, disputes between peasants and intellectuals over words such as democracy, equality, freedom, proletariat, worker, revolution etc.). Democracy in this book is not just a type of Constitution or a form of society that politics affirms on a daily basis. It is the assumption and installation of egalitarian language. Democracy is therefore the momentary interruption or suspension of the police order"--Provided by publisher.
"A very readable, engaging, well-organized discussion which, on one hand, presents powerfuland provocative counterarguments against triumphalist Mexican historiography according to which the
- Democracy -- Mexico.
- Mexico -- Politics and government.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement.
- Politics and government