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The Resource On universals : constructing and deconstructing community, Étienne Balibar ; translated by Joshua David Jordan

On universals : constructing and deconstructing community, Étienne Balibar ; translated by Joshua David Jordan

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On universals : constructing and deconstructing community
Title
On universals
Title remainder
constructing and deconstructing community
Statement of responsibility
Étienne Balibar ; translated by Joshua David Jordan
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Many on the Left have looked upon "universal" as a dirty word, one that signals liberalism's failure to recognize the masculinist and Eurocentric assumptions from which it proceeds. In rejecting universalism, we have learned to reorient politics around particulars, positionalities, identities, immanence, and multiple modernities. In this book, one of our most important political philosophers builds on these critiques of the tacit exclusions of Enlightenment thought, while at the same time working to rescue and reinvent what universal claims can offer for a revolutionary politics answerable to the common. In the contemporary quarrel of universals, Balibar shows, the stakes are no less than the future of our democracies. On Universals investigates the paradoxical processes by which the universal is constructed and deconstructed, instituted and challenged, in modern society. With critical rigor and keen historical insight, Balibar shows that every statement and institution of the universal--such as declarations of human rights--carry an exclusionary, particularizing principle within themselves and that every universalism immediately falls prey to countervailing universalisms. Always equivocal and plural, the universal is thus a persistent site of conflict within societies and within subjects themselves, providing the emancipatory force neede to reinvigorate and reimagine comtemporary politics and philosophy."--Page [4] of cover
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TOH
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1942-
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Balibar, Étienne
Dewey number
  • 111/.2
  • 320.01
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
  • B105.U5
  • B105.U5
LC item number
  • B3513 2020
  • B355 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Jordan, Joshua David
Series statement
Commonalities
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  • Universals (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Universals (Philosophy)
Label
On universals : constructing and deconstructing community, Étienne Balibar ; translated by Joshua David Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published in French as Étienne Balibar, Des universels: Essais et conférences, Copyright © Éditions Galilée, 2016."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [121]-140)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Racism, sexism, universalism : a reply to Joan Scott and Judith Butler -- Constructions and deconstructions of the universal -- Sub specie universitatis : speaking the universal in philosophy -- On universalism : in dialogue with Alain Badiou -- A new quarrel
Control code
1156396437
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 140 pages
Isbn
9780823288564
Lccn
2020910277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156396437
Label
On universals : constructing and deconstructing community, Étienne Balibar ; translated by Joshua David Jordan
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published in French as Étienne Balibar, Des universels: Essais et conférences, Copyright © Éditions Galilée, 2016."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [121]-140)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Racism, sexism, universalism : a reply to Joan Scott and Judith Butler -- Constructions and deconstructions of the universal -- Sub specie universitatis : speaking the universal in philosophy -- On universalism : in dialogue with Alain Badiou -- A new quarrel
Control code
1156396437
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 140 pages
Isbn
9780823288564
Lccn
2020910277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156396437

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