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Author Mouffe, Chantal
Title Chantal Mouffe : hegemony, radical democracy, and the political / edited by James Martin
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  JA76 M68 2013    AVAILABLE    30560400502008
 人文社會聯圖  JA76 .M68 2013    DUE 07-31-23    30610020417945
Descript vi, 241 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Routledge innovators in political theory ; 4
Note "Chantal Mouffe's writings have been innovatory with respect to democratic theory, Marxism and feminism. Her work derives from, and has always been engaged with, contemporary political events and intellectual debates. This sense of conflict informs both the methodological and substantive propositions she offers. Determinisms, scientific or otherwise, and ideologies, Marxist or feminist, have failed to survive her excoriating critiques. In a sense she is the original post-Marxist, rejecting economisms and class-centric analyses, and the original post-feminist, more concerned with the varieties of 'identity politics' than with any singularities of 'women's issues'. While Mouffe's concerns with power and discourse derive from her studies of Gramsci's theorisations of hegemony and the post-structuralisms of Derrida and Foucault, her reversal of the very terms through which political theory proceeds is very much her own. She centres conflict, not consensus, and disagreement, not finality. Whether philosophically perfectionist, or liberally reasonable, political theorists have been challenged by Mouffe to think again, and to engage with a new concept of 'the political' and a revived and refreshed notion of 'radical democracy'. The editor has focused on her work in three key areas: - Hegemony: From Gramsci to 'Post-Marxism' - Radical Democracy: Pluralism, Citizenship and Identity - The Political: A Politics Beyond Consensus The volume concludes with a new interview with Chantal Mouffe. James Martin is Professor of Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. He has published widely on Italian political thought, contemporary political theory and rhetoric."-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Political sociology
Alt Author Martin, James, 1968- editor of compilation
Alt Title Hegemony, radical democracy, and the political
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