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Public things democracy in disrepair

Author: Bonnie Honig
Publisher: New York Fordham University Press 2017
Series: Thinking out loud
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Preface: Opting Out -- Introduction: Thinking Out Loud -- Lecture One: Democracy's Necessary Conditions -- Lecture Two: Care and Concern: Arendt with Winnicott -- Lecture Three: Hope and Play: Lear and von Trier -- Epilogue: Public Things, Shared Space, and the Commons
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Named Person: Hannah Arendt; D W Winnicott; Donald W Winnicott; Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt; D W Winnicott
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Honig
ISBN: 9780823276400 0823276406 9780823276417 0823276414
OCLC Number: 990801478
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index
Description: xiii, 144 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Acknowledgments --
Preface: Opting Out --
Introduction: Thinking Out Loud --
Lecture One: Democracy's Necessary Conditions --
Lecture Two: Care and Concern: Arendt with Winnicott --
Lecture Three: Hope and Play: Lear and von Trier --
Epilogue: Public Things, Shared Space, and the Commons.
Series Title: Thinking out loud
Responsibility: Bonnie Honig

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Drawing on Winnicott and Hannah Arendt, Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair develops a lexicon for a political theory of public things. Indigenous activism, racial inequality, and democratic  Read more...

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"A fast-paced tour de force. Honig explores the role of public things in democratic politics, especially against the background of neoliberal privatization." -- -John Seery * George Irving Thompson Read more...

 
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