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Discourse Theory and Political Analysis

David Howarth

in Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292371
eISBN:
9780191600159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292376.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

An overview of contributions to the development of discourse theoretical approaches in social science from the work of Althusser, Lacan, Derrida, Foucault, Laclau, and Mouffe. Particular attention is ... More


The Crisis of Theory: E.P. Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics

Scott Hamilton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084355
eISBN:
9781781702338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084355.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book tells the story of the political and intellectual adventures of Edward Palmer Thompson, one of Britain's foremost twentieth-century thinkers. It shows that all of Thompson's work, from his ... More


Rethinking Difference: The Limits of Interpellation

Shannon Winnubst

in Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172950
eISBN:
9780231539883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172950.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

By following out the argument that the classic social authority of the Symbolic function is waning in the neoliberal episteme, I argue that Althusserian interpellation fails to capture the kinds of ... More


Celebricities: Media Culture and the Phenomenology of Gadget Commodity Life

Anthony Curtis Adler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270798
eISBN:
9780823270842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270798.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Taking its departure from a phenomenological encounter with television—indeed a rethinking of the phenomenological method in terms of the way in which the experience of television disarticulates ... More


The Turn of the Voice

Judith A. Peraino

in Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter applies the concept of “the turn” in Louis Althusser’s theory of subject formation through interpellation by language to the musical turning points in medieval love lyrics that are ... More


History and Event: From Marxism to Contemporary French Theory

Nathan Coombs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748698998
eISBN:
9781474416047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book challenges the use of the terms 'history' and 'event' to register the shift from historical necessity in Marxism to contingent events in contemporary philosophy. It argues both classical ... More


Interlude: Rival Humanisms

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends the author's way of understanding humanism in terms of the ‘human world’ thesis against rival ways, most especially that of Foucault's. Firstly, it tries to disprove the view of ... More


Introduction

Philip J. Kain

in Marx and Ethics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239321
eISBN:
9780191679896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239321.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book discusses the views of Karl Marx regarding ethics and the shifts and development in those views, with the goal of resolving one of the major recent debates over the nature of the ethical ... More


Introduction: Historicism and the Cultural Present in Shakespeare Studies: Subjectivity in Early and Late Modernity

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257607
eISBN:
9780191717796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257607.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter begins with an analysis of how historicist approaches to Shakespeare have come to dominate the field, obscuring the ‘presentist’ qualities of contemporary historicism. But a ... More


From Althusser and Lukács to Habermas: Archaeology in Public in Annapolis

Mark P. Leone

in The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244504
eISBN:
9780520931893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244504.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the author's efforts to connect the past with the present using archaeology. It first studies the Marxist thoughts of Georg Lukács and Louis Althusser, explaining how the author ... More


Conclusion

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The conclusion tries to sketch in more detail what a politics and theory of relational negativity might consist of. It does so by turning to a politics of abstraction, which accepts the necessity of ... More


Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic

Jacques Lezra

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232352
eISBN:
9780823235889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232352.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book speaks to three related questions in contemporary political philosophy. How, if different social interests and demands are constitutively antagonistic, can social unity ... More


Message

Evonne Levy

in Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233577
eISBN:
9780520928633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233577.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The French Marxist Louis Althusser's description of the functioning of ideology sets the stage for a reading of Jesuit propaganda. The proximity— if not the dependence—of Althusser's models of ... More


Materia in the Critique of Autonomy

Jacques Lezra

in Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232352
eISBN:
9780823235889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232352.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter studies the way that the Idealist philosophical tradition imagines the emergence of philosophical concepts. It discusses the work of Louis Althusser, for whom the ... More


Conclusion: The Frail Empire and the Commodity's Embrace

Brett Levinson

in Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223848
eISBN:
9780823235421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223848.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the embrace of community, dealing largely with the views of Althusser, Lacan, and Butler. It begins with Althusser's concept of “interpellation”, which he adapts from Lacan. ... More


If It Goes without Saying: Notes toward the Investigation of the Ideological State Apparatus

Brett Levinson

in Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223848
eISBN:
9780823235421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223848.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (ISA): Notes towards an Investigation”, the Louis Althusser text that has most influenced the post-1980 North American and British ... More


Ideology, Obviously

Jan Mieszkowski

in Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225873
eISBN:
9780823235346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225873.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The contemporary analysis of ideology is one of the most metacritical discussions in the humanities, tending to deal less with individual sets of beliefs than with the ... More


The eagle and the bustard: EP Thompson and Louis Althusser

Scott Hamilton

in The Crisis of Theory: E.P. Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084355
eISBN:
9781781702338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084355.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the link between Edward Palmer Thompson and Louis Althusser in the minds of leftists. Although Althusser himself never replied publically to Thompson's volley, his status as an ... More


‘Mountainous inconsistency’: EP Thompson, Marx, and ‘The Poverty of Theory’

Scott Hamilton

in The Crisis of Theory: E.P. Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084355
eISBN:
9781781702338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084355.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

‘The Poverty of Theory’ could not avoid being an exercise in Marxology. Edward Palmer Thompson makes it abundantly clear throughout ‘The Poverty of Theory’ that he does not accept Louis Althusser and ... More


Reproduction

Anthony Curtis Adler

in Celebricities: Media Culture and the Phenomenology of Gadget Commodity Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270798
eISBN:
9780823270842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270798.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Althusser’s essay on “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” with a view to laying the groundwork for a confrontation of Heidegger and Althusser. The focus will be on the ... More


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