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Regulating aversion : tolerance in the age of identity and empire

Author: Wendy Brown
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Brown
ISBN: 0691126542 9780691126548
OCLC Number: 62728570
Description: xi, 268 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Tolerance as a discourse of depoliticization --
Tolerance as a discourse of power --
Tolerance as supplement: the "Jewish question" and the "woman question" --
Tolerance as governmentality: faltering universalism, state legitimacy, and state violence --
Tolerance as museum object: the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance --
Subjects of tolerance: why we are civilized and they are the barbarians --
Tolerance as/in civilizational discourse.
Responsibility: Wendy Brown.
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Argues that tolerance also has dark and troubling undercurrents. This work analyses the history and contemporary life of tolerance. Examining the operation of tolerance in contexts as different as  Read more...

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The triumph of toleration as the central liberal value, and the attendant inability of liberals to see the dark side of their favorite virtue, is the subject of Wendy Brown's insightful and Read more...

 
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