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Brown, Wendy 1955-

Works: 38 works in 239 publications in 9 languages and 8,730 library holdings
Genres: History  Study guides  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Wendy Brown
Edgework : critical essays on knowledge and politics by Wendy Brown( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Edgework' brings together seven of Wendy Brown's recent essays in political, cultural and feminist theory. They range from explorations of the post 9/11 political landscape to critiques of the norms in the fields of political theory and feminist studies
Undoing the demos : neoliberalism's stealth revolution by Wendy Brown( )

34 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing neoliberalism's devastating erosions of democratic principles, practices, and cultures
Regulating aversion : tolerance in the age of identity and empire by Wendy Brown( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brown's analysis of the history and contemporary life of tolerance reveals it in a startlingly unfamiliar guise. Heavy with norms and consolidating the dominance of the powerful, tolerance sustains the abjection of the tolerated and equates the intolerant with the barbaric. Examining the operation of tolerance in contexts as different as the War on Terror, campaigns for gay rights, and the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance, Brown traces the operation of tolerance in contemporary struggles over identity, citizenship, and civilization."--Jacket
The power of tolerance : a debate by Wendy Brown( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We invoke the ideal of tolerance in response to conflict, but what does it mean to answer conflict with a call for tolerance? Is tolerance a way of resolving conflicts or a means of sustaining them? Does it transform conflicts into productive tensions, or does it perpetuate underlying power relations? To what extent does tolerance hide its involvement with power and act as a form of depoliticization? Wendy Brown and Rainer Forst debate the uses and misuses of tolerance, an exchange that highlights the fundamental differences in their critical practice despite a number of political similarities. Both scholars address the normative premises, limits, and political implications of various conceptions of tolerance. Brown offers a genealogical critique of contemporary discourses on tolerance in Western liberal societies, focusing on their inherent ties to colonialism and imperialism, and Forst reconstructs an intellectual history of tolerance that attempts to redeem its political virtue in democratic societies. Brown and Forst work from different perspectives and traditions, yet they each remain wary of the subjection and abnegation embodied in toleration discourses, among other issues. The result is a dialogue rich in critical and conceptual reflections on power, justice, discourse, rationality, and identity
States of injury : power and freedom in late modernity by Wendy Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and French and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether in characterizing Catharine MacKinnon's theory of gender as itself pornographic or in identifying liberalism as unable to make good on its promises, Wendy Brown pursues a central question: how does a sense of woundedness become the basis for a sense of identity? Brown argues that efforts to outlaw hate speech and pornography powerfully legitimize the state: such apparently well-intentioned attempts harm victims further by portraying them as so helpless as to be in continuing need of governmental protection. "Whether one is dealing with the state, the Mafia, parents, pimps, police, or husbands," writes Brown, "the heavy price of institutionalized protection is always a measure of dependence and agreement to abide by the protector's rules." True democracy, she insists, requires sharing power, not regulation by it; freedom, not protection. Refusing any facile identification with one political position or another, Brown applies her argument to a panoply of topics, from the basis of litigiousness in political life to the appearance on the academic Left of themes of revenge and a thwarted will to power. These and other provocations in contemporary political thought and political life provide an occasion for rethinking the value of several of the last two centuries' most compelling theoretical critiques of modern political life, including the positions of Nietzsche, Marx, Weber, and Foucault
Walled states, waning sovereignty by Wendy Brown( Book )

40 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the spate of wall-building by countries around the world and considers the reasons why walls are being built in an increasingly globalized world in which threats to security come from sources that cannot be contained by brick and barbed wire
Politics out of history by Wendy Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens to left and liberal political orientations when faith in progress is broken, when both the sovereign individual and sovereign states seem tenuous, when desire seems as likely to seek punishment as freedom, when all political conviction is revealed as contingent and subjective? Politics Out of History is animated by the question of how we navigate the contemporary political landscape when the traditional compass points of modernity have all but disappeared. Wendy Brown diagnoses a range of contemporary political tendencies - from moralistic high-handedness to low-lying political despair in politics, from the difficulty of formulating political alternatives to reproaches against theory in intellectual life - as the consequence of this disorientation. Politics Out of History also presents a provocative argument for a new approach to thinking about history - one that forsakes the idea that history has a purpose and treats it instead as a way of illuminating openings in the present by, for example, identifying the haunting and constraining effects of past injustices unresolved. Brown also argues for a revitalized relationship between intellectual and political life, one that cultivates the autonomy of each while promoting their interlocutory potential. This book will be essential reading for all who find the trajectories of contemporary liberal democracies bewildering and are willing to engage readings of a range of thinkers - Freud, Marx, Nietzsche, Spinoza, Benjamin, Derrida - to rethink democratic possibility in our time."--Book cover
Manhood and politics : a feminist reading in political theory by Wendy Brown( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Is politics gendered? Wendy Brown things so, and argues for this point with elegance, imagination and pungent phrases. Brown's book is challenging, provocative and ... original; it does force us to question the degree to which gender controls our politics.'-THE REVIEW OF POLITICS
Left legalism/left critique by Richard T Ford( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader aimed at revitalizing left legal and political critique
Is critique secular? : blasphemy, injury, and free speech by Talal Asad( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four leading thinkers confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values
A - Level study guide : physics by Tony Winzor( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mauern Die neue Abschottung und der Niedergang der Souveränität by Wendy Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warum bauen immer mehr Staaten eine Mauer, wo doch zugleich im Zeichen von Globalisierung und digitaler Vernetzung seit Jahren eine Welt ohne Grenzen beschworen wird? Die amerikanische Politikwissenschaftlerin Wendy Brown geht in ihrem preisgekrönten Buch dieser paradoxen Entwicklung auf den Grund. Ein US-Präsident, der verspricht, eine Mauer zwischen den USA und Mexiko zu bauen; rechtspopulistische Parteien, die die >>Festung Europa<< gegen Flüchtlinge absichern wollen; gewaltige Mauerbauprojekte zwischen Israel und Palästina, Südafrika und Zimbabwe, Indien und Pakistan oder Irak und Saudi-Arabien: Eine neue Abschottung hat weltweit Konjunktur, obwohl das Ausmaß globaler Vernetzung es illusorisch erscheinen lässt, durch den simplen Bau einer Mauer die Probleme der Gegenwart lösen zu können. Diese neuen Mauern gleichen für Brown daher eher theatralischen Inszenierungen und sind Ausdruck eines Bedürfnisses nach Übersichtlichkeit und einfachen Lösungen in einer immer komplexer werdenden Welt. Sie markieren einen schmerzhaften Niedergang nationaler Souveränität. (Quelle:
La critique est-elle laïque? : blasphème, offense et liberté d'expression by Talal Asad( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: Après l'affaire des " caricatures danoises " en 2005, maintes fois reprises dans la presse européenne, et notamment dans le journal français Charlie Hebdo, quatre universitaires américains, Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler et Saba Mahmood, se sont réunis pour discuter de la place, de la définition et de la perception de la religion et de la laïcité dans la pensée critique et dans nos sociétés. Parmi les questions soulevées, ils se sont demandé si toute entreprise critique ne peut se concevoir que dans un contexte laïc et, inversement, si la laïcité ne peut advenir que grâce au travail critique. Analysant les présupposés et amalgames à l'oeuvre dans les discours sur un prétendu conflit des valeurs, ils questionnent ainsi les représentations occidentales de la croyance et de la rationalité et les cadres normatifs qui les prédisposent. Les interrogations et les objections successives de ces intellectuels aux horizons d'étude divers permettent de repenser les oppositions conventionnelles entre Occident et Islam, liberté d'expression et censure, jugement et violence, raison et préjugé. Dans un style dialogique devenu rare, comme le note Mathieu Potte-Bonneville dans sa préface, les contributeurs font eux-mêmes oeuvre de critique et s'efforcent de s'écouter et de se répondre pour faire entendre une autre polyphonie, pour mettre en relation divers langages culturels et s'interroger sur leurs traductions réciproques
Les habits neufs de la politique mondiale : néolibéralisme et néo-conservatisme by Wendy Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Néo-conservatisme et néolibéralisme, présentés comme contradictoires, connaissent des points de jonction idéologiques. En France comme aux États-Unis, le développement d'une politique réactionnaire fonde son action sur une vision du monde où société et individus sont mus par l'estimation rationnelle de leurs chances de profits. Un essai sur la configuration historico-politique actuelle
Politics and vision; continuity and innovation in Western political thought by Sheldon S Wolin( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IV Politics and the Roman Republic -- V The Politics of Interest -- VI From Political Association to Power Organization -- VII The Decline of Political Philosophy -- CHAPTER FOUR The Early Christian Era: Time and Community -- I The Political Element in Early Christianity: The New Notion of Community -- II The Church as a Polity: The Challenge to the Political Order -- III Politics and Power in a Church-Society -- IV The Embarrassments of a Politicized Religion and the Task of Augustine
La crítica de los derechos by Wendy Brown( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instrucciones para salir del discurso de los derechos / Isabel Cristina Jaramillo Sierra / - La dolorosa prisión del lenguaje de los derechos / Patricia Williams / - Lo que se pierde con los derechos / Wendy Brown
Démocratie, dans quel état ? by Giorgio Agamben( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Qu'est-ce qu'un démocrate, je vous prie ? C'est là un mot vague, banal, sans acception précise, un mot en caoutchouc." Cette question, ce jugement sans appel d'Auguste Blanqui datent d'un siècle et demi mais gardent une actualité dont ce livre est un signe. Il ne faut pas s'attendre à y trouver une définition de la démocratie, ni un mode d'emploi et encore moins un verdict pour ou contre. Les huit philosophes qui ont accepté d'y participer n'ont sur le sujet qu'un seul point commun : ils et elles rejettent l'idée que la démocratie consisterait à glisser de temps à autre une enveloppe dans une boîte de plastique transparent. Leurs opinions sont précises dans leurs divergences, voire contradictoires - ce qui était prévu et même souhaité. Il en ressort, pour finir, que tout usé que soit le mot "démocratie", il n'est pas à abandonner à l'ennemi car il continue à servir de pivot autour duquel tournent, depuis Platon, les plus essentielles des controverses sur la politique
Wendy Brown : démocratie et identité face au néolibéralisme by Nathan Rulens( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The agony of virtù : manhood and politics in Western political thought by Wendy Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In che stato è la democrazia? by Giorgio Agamben( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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States of injury : power and freedom in late modernity
Regulating aversion : tolerance in the age of identity and empireStates of injury : power and freedom in late modernityWalled states, waning sovereigntyPolitics out of historyManhood and politics : a feminist reading in political theoryLeft legalism/left critiqueIs critique secular? : blasphemy, injury, and free speechA - Level study guide : physics
Alternative Names
Brown, W. 1955-

Brown, W. L. 1955-

Brown, Wendy

Brown, Wendy L.

Brown, Wendy L. 1955-

Wendy Brown Amerikaans politicologe

Wendy Brown amerikai politológus

Wendy Brown filosofa statunitense

Wendy Brown om de știință politic american

Wendy Brown US-amerikanische Politologin

Венди Браун

Уенди Браун

وندی براون

ويندي براون

브라운, 웬디 1955-


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