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Political Analysis in a World Without Foundations

Bobby Sayyid and Lilian Zac

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:
10.1093/0198292376.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Introducing central conceptual themes employed in discourse analysis, another challenge to the positivist assumptions underlying conventional social science. The concepts covered are ... More


Artistic and Critical Practices

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses artists' ethical aims in their works and the influential role of ethical criticism in critical practice, even in the writings of the New Critics and of post-structuralist ... More


What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Russell Daylight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Between 1907 and 1911, Ferdinand de Saussure gave three series of lectures on the topic of general linguistics. After his death, these lecture notes were gathered together by his students and ... More


Cold War US Foreign Policy: Key Perspectives

Steven Hurst

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620791
eISBN:
9780748652686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book provides a comprehensive description and critique of the six most important historical interpretations of US Cold War foreign policy: traditionalism, revisionism, post-revisionism, ... More


Introduction: Rescuing the Fallen Woman

Victoria Harris

in Selling Sex in the Reich: Prostitutes in German Society, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578573
eISBN:
9780191722936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction outlines the wider historical and academic context of the period examined by this book. It begins by establishing the development of urban prostitution and its management from ... More


Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violence

Adrian Little

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633654
eISBN:
9780748652709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book presents an analysis of the nature of democratic theory, focusing on the prevalence of pious discourses of democracy in contemporary politics. Democracy is now promoted in religious terms ... More


Problems in global history

David Washbrook

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

The long periodization of global history puts notions of the modern under scrutiny. Global history challenges us to convert our understanding of Europe from a ‘knowing subject’ into much more of an ... More


Violence and Power, Politics and War

Patricia Owens

in Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199299362
eISBN:
9780191715051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299362.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sets out and analyses Arendt's understandings of the basic meanings of politics and war, violence, and power. Her definition of power — a collective capacity that emerges between people ... More


Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought

Miriam Leonard

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277254
eISBN:
9780191707414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277254.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Why was Derrida reading Plato as students stormed the Sorbonne in May '68? Why was Foucault writing about Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus while fighting for the rights of prisoners with Vidal-Naquet? ... More


The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Kian Tajbakhsh

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book proposes a new theoretical framework for the study of cities and urban life. Finding the contemporary urban scene too complex to be captured by radical or conventional approaches, the book ... More


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