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作者 Olson, Kevin, author
書名 Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age / Kevin Olson, University of California, Irvine
出版項 New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9781107113237 (hardback)
1107113237 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  323.042 OL86 2016    在架上  -  30500101525031
 人社中心  JF799 O54 2016    在架上    30560400449549
說明 x, 219 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 "Movements like the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and the Tea Party embody some of our deepest intuitions about popular politics and 'the power of the people'. They also expose tensions and shortcomings in our understanding of these ideals. We typically see 'the people' as having a special, sovereign power. Despite the centrality of this idea in our thinking, we have little understanding of why it has such importance. Imagined Sovereignties probes the considerable force that 'the people' exercises on our thought and practice. Like the imagined communities described by Benedict Anderson, popular politics is formed around shared, imaginary constructs rooted in our collective imagination. This book investigates these 'imagined sovereignties' in a genealogy traversing the French Enlightenment, the Haitian Revolution, and nineteenth-century Haitian constitutionalism. It problematizes taken-for-granted ideas about popular politics and provokes new ways of imagining the power of the people"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Imagining politics; 2. 'Sovereignty is an artificial soul' -- Ernesto Laclau and Benedict Anderson in dialogue; 3. How do we write a history of normative practices? -- Castoriadis, Taylor, Foucault; 4. The problem of the people in Enlightenment France -- a short genealogy of political collectivity; 5. Chimeras of political identity -- intermediate reflections on the pathways of political imagination; 6. Sovereign imaginaries of the Revolutionary Caribbean; 7. Conscripted by modernity? -- imagining sovereignty in the wake of colonialism; 8. Imagining the power of the people -- critical reflections on the sovereignties of our time
主題 Political participation -- Social aspects
Identity politics
Group identity -- Political aspects
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