Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left ( Radical Thinkers) [Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, Slavoj Zizek] on JUDITH BUTLER, ERNESTO LACLAU Judith Butler, Ernesto Ladau, Slavoj Ztzek Restaging the Universal: Hegemony and the Limits of Formalism. 11 bravado, Zizek then suggests that this Lacanian notion can be easily. Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left [ Book Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek, Contingency, Hegemony, .

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The Powers of Mourning and Violence. In a compelling and unusual experiment, three eminent theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. This was on the whole a good book, despite its many difficulties.

Read more Read less. Showing of 3 reviews. This book is helpful in outlining the importance of the concept of universality in contemporary left discourse. This is must read if you are interested in any of these thinkers.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Zizek and Contingency, Hegemony and Universality J. Theyareappropriately criticalofparochialformsofmulticulturalism butdo notlosesightofthepoliticalfactthatthedemandfortherecognition ofdiffer- enceis anunderstandable reaction tothefailedpromiseofa certain universal- ism.

To me, Butler’s true hegfmony was in her analysis of the struggle for gay marriage and the broader Left alliance.

This book will be difficult for people who are not at hefemony decently familiar with the theoretical work of each of the authors engaged in dialogue here. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. She is currently a professor in the Rhetoric and Comparative Literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley.


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ButlerandZi2ekarguethispointwithreference toHegel’scritiqueof Kant,whileLaclau drawson theSaussureannotionoflanguageas a system ofdifferences withno positiveterms. I will probably be mullin’ it over for a long time to come. There are no ziek topics on this book yet.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. While the rigor and intelligence with which these writers approach their work is formidable, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality benefits additionally from their clear sense of energy and enjoyment in a revealing and often unpredictable exchange.

My own view is that theory can underestimate the power of disciplinary barriers. WhatLaclaucalls hegemony is thestruggle tooccupytheplaceoftheuniversal, “toassumethe representation ofthechainofthewhole. The enumeration of identities does notestablishanyconnection betweenthem;theyremain, atbest,additive. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cushing – – University of Chicago Press. Class Struggle or Postmodernism? If nothing else, this book presents the clearest articulation of each of the three authors theoretical positions and since they are three of the most important contemporary thinkers, it is helpful for that.

Butler’s contributions are as usual interesting, well written and cogent. Their essays, organized as separate contributions that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical Once we understand universalism in political,rather thanphilosophical epistemological or ontologicalterms, we shallfindthatuniversalism is anongoingproject, onethatrequiresa con- tinualpracticeof”cultural translation” Butler or”articulation” Laclau: Oct 12, Torgeir Fjeld rated it it was ok.


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Capitalism and Schizophrenia Penguin Classics. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. In an unusual experiment, three theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy contingnecy politics.

At the heart of these themes is a desire to address the question of particularism and political emancipation. At times I also found Z a little out of touch responding conitngency Butler and Laclau.

It’s an intersting collaboration in many ways–what I got out of it mainly was a better understanding of hegemony, which seems to me an incredibly powerful concept. Jan 27, JJ Weber rated it liked it. So, presuming familiarity with the theoretical positions at stake here, this is actually a fascinating and engaging conversation between three theorists who are trying to articulate theoretical concepts useful to the project of a radical emancipatory leftist politics at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A spectacle – a fantasy that there is even a mainstream to which one can belong. Overall, I found it a worthwhile read.