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Power in modernity agency relations and the creative destruction of the king's two bodies

Author: Isaac Ariail Reed
Publisher: Chicago London The University of Chicago Press 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Isaac Reed's Power in Modernity aims to be a major contribution to social theory. It is a bold and innovative theoretical reimagining of power. Drawing on an eclectic range of ideas from across the humanities and social sciences, Reed rethinks the fundamentals of sociological theorizing of power-upsetting canonical traditions and remaking them with insights from poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and critical  Read more...
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Reed, Isaac Ariail, 1978 -
Power in modernity
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020
1 Online-Ressource (xii, 270 Seiten)
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(DE-627)1697302424
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Ariail Reed
ISBN: 9780226689456 022668945X 9780226689319 022668931X
OCLC Number: 1319726025
Accession No: (DE-627)1671339304 (DE-599)KXP1671339304
Description: xi, 270 Seiten
Responsibility: Isaac Ariail Reed.
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"Isaac Reed's Power in Modernity aims to be a major contribution to social theory. It is a bold and innovative theoretical reimagining of power. Drawing on an eclectic range of ideas from across the humanities and social sciences, Reed rethinks the fundamentals of sociological theorizing of power-upsetting canonical traditions and remaking them with insights from poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and critical race studies. First, Reed conceptualizes power as having three aspects: relational, discursive, and performative. He explores these aspects in relation to three different kinds of social actors-rector, agent, and other-and their connections. In essence, Reed brings power in the actions of individuals into relation with a wide range of institutional circumstances of power while neatly finessing the outmoded agency/structure binary. The result is a framework for the analysis of power that allows us to see both its sometimes fragile and precarious character, as well as its more typical stability and durability. We also get a window onto the episodic performances of power and how they institutionalize or unravel social orders. Power in Modernity is sure to be of interest to political sociologists and social theorists especially, and it will serve sociologists and other social scientists well who are interested in how power operates across many different social situations"

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