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The Resource Michael J. Shapiro : discourse, culture, violence, edited by Terrell Carver and Samuel A. Chambers

Michael J. Shapiro : discourse, culture, violence, edited by Terrell Carver and Samuel A. Chambers

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Michael J. Shapiro : discourse, culture, violence
Title
Michael J. Shapiro
Title remainder
discourse, culture, violence
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edited by Terrell Carver and Samuel A. Chambers
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Language
eng
Summary
"Michael J. Shapiro's writings have been innovatory with respect to the phenomena he has taken to be political, and the concomitant array of methods that he has brilliantly mastered. This book draws from his vast output of articles, chapters and books to provide a thematic yet integrated account of his boundary-crossing innovations in political theory and masterly contributions to our understanding of methods in the social sciences. The editors have focused on work in three key areas: Discourse: Shapiro was one of the first theorists to demonstrate convincingly, and in a manner that has had a long-standing impact on the field, that language is not epiphenomenal to politics. Indeed, he shows that language is constitutive of politics. From his frequently-cited article on metaphor from the early 1980s to recent work on discourse and globalization, Shapiro has shown that politics happens not only with and through the use of language, but within discourse as a material practice. ; Culture: Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba's (1963) famous work on 'The Civic Culture' established a long-held but ultimately counterproductive relationship between culture and politics, one in which culture is an independent variable that has effects on politics. Samuel Huntington's (1998) (in)famous polemic, 'The Clash of Civilizations', only pushes this relationship to its breaking point. Shapiro's rich and numerous writings on culture provide a powerful and important antidote to this approach, as Shapiro consistently shows (across wide-ranging contexts) that politics is in culture and culture is in politics, and no politically salient approach to culture can afford to turn either term into a causal variable. ; Violence: While violence is surely not a theme foreign to political studies, no one has done more or better work in contemporary political theory to bring violence into play as a central term of political thought and to expand our understanding of violence. By reconceptualizing and reinterpreting this term, Shapiro's work has helped us to rethink the very boundaries between political theory and international relations as putatively separate subfields of political science. And it explains why both political theorists interested in International Relations and International Relations scholars concerned with a broader understanding of international politics must both start with Shapiro's work as required reading."--Publisher's website
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Shapiro, Michael J
Dewey number
306.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JA76
LC item number
.S44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1972-
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  • Carver, Terrell
  • Chambers, Samuel Allen
Series statement
Routledge innovators in political theory
Series volume
[3]
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  • Political sociology
  • Language and languages
  • Politics and culture
  • Political violence
Label
Michael J. Shapiro : discourse, culture, violence, edited by Terrell Carver and Samuel A. Chambers
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Publication
Note
This collection contains Shapiro's seminal writings on discourse, culture and violence
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Discourse: Language, Power, Critique. Metaphor in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences ; Politicizing Ulysses: Rationalistic, Critical and Genealogical Commentaries ; Language and Power: The Spaces of Critical Interpretation ; Globalization and the Politics of Discourse. -- Part 2: Culture: Interpretation, Genre, Politics. "Manning" the Frontiers: The Politics of (Human) Nature in Blade Runner ; Literary Geography and Sovereign Violence: Resisting Tocqueville's Family Romance ; Composing America. -- Part 3: Violence: Bodies, Maps Wars. Warring Bodies and Bodies Politic: Tribal versus State Societies ; Samuel Huntingdon's Moral Geography ; The New Violent Cartography ; An Interview with Michael J. Shapiro
Control code
727702697
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 217 pages
Isbn
9780203123645
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(ebk.)
Lccn
2011039532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)727702697
Label
Michael J. Shapiro : discourse, culture, violence, edited by Terrell Carver and Samuel A. Chambers
Publication
Note
This collection contains Shapiro's seminal writings on discourse, culture and violence
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Discourse: Language, Power, Critique. Metaphor in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences ; Politicizing Ulysses: Rationalistic, Critical and Genealogical Commentaries ; Language and Power: The Spaces of Critical Interpretation ; Globalization and the Politics of Discourse. -- Part 2: Culture: Interpretation, Genre, Politics. "Manning" the Frontiers: The Politics of (Human) Nature in Blade Runner ; Literary Geography and Sovereign Violence: Resisting Tocqueville's Family Romance ; Composing America. -- Part 3: Violence: Bodies, Maps Wars. Warring Bodies and Bodies Politic: Tribal versus State Societies ; Samuel Huntingdon's Moral Geography ; The New Violent Cartography ; An Interview with Michael J. Shapiro
Control code
727702697
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 217 pages
Isbn
9780203123645
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011039532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)727702697

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