Dialectics and Contemporary Politics: Critique and by John Grant

By John Grant

Dialectics and modern Politics recasts dialectical proposal for a post-Marxist age during which labour circulate politics is only one political choice between many. The ebook is geared up thematically round strategies reminiscent of immanent critique, ideology, event, and resistance, and in line with figures who're important to the current trajectory of dialectics, together with Hegel, Adorno, Foucault, Jameson and Žizek. New research of those recommendations and theorists is used to teach how they rework our knowing of social lifestyles in addition to provide a fashion of knowing social transformation.

Interspersed all through this theoretical paintings are dialectical examinations of political phenomena from tolerance, democracy, and the increase of Barack Obama, to state-economy relatives in addition to these of strength and resistance. an intensive and sometimes progressive concept of society is pursued that's not restricted to the phrases of Marxism or the other college of idea. during this regard a singular improve is made by way of proposing the background of dialectical feedback as an ‘anti-tradition,’ that is outlined as a tradition that's characterised by means of a heritage of discontinuity, discord, and incompatible purposes. A idea of dialectics emerges that's versatile, coherent, and which could account for a lot greater than capitalism and sophistication politics.

This paintings may be of significant curiosity to all students of Marxism, severe thought, social and political idea and political philosophy

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