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Against the personification of democracy a Lacanian critique of political subjectivity

Wesley C. Swedlow

c2010

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  • Title:
    Against the personification of democracy a Lacanian critique of political subjectivity
  • Author: Wesley C. Swedlow
  • Description: Contents; Introduction: Problems with Reality; Chapter 1 Desire and Ideology in the Leviathan; Chapter 2 Internal Externalities; Chapter 3 The Return of the Political; Chapter 4 The Personification of Democracy; Conclusion: Against the Personification of Democracy; Index
    ""Against the Personification of Democracy"" offers a new theory of political subjectivity that puts the dilemma of desire into the forefront, using Lacan to read key figures in political philosophy. ""Against the Personification of Democracy"" offers a new theory of political subjectivity that puts the dilemma of desire into the forefront. By using Lacan to read key figures in political philosophy, the book demonstrates why democratic theory - representative or radical - is not only ineffective when it comes to the best form of political cohabitation, but also productive of destructive and
  • Publication Date: c2010
  • Publisher: New York : Continuum
  • Format: 1 online resource (206 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-5013-0131-4;ISBN 1-282-59067-7;ISBN 9786612590672;ISBN 1-4411-4935-X
  • Subjects: Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981; Political science -- Philosophy; Subjectivity; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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