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 A World Not Well Lost: Melancholy, Foreclosure, and Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Taylor's and Butler's accounts of melancholy and agency. It is argued that the form of melancholy shared by their accounts is a key feature of symbolic loss in the constitution ... More


TEACHING COSMOPOLITAN RIGHT

Jeremy Waldron

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Jeremy Waldron’s essay centres around Martha Nussbaum’s ideas on cosmopolitan education: Nussbaum argues that we should make ‘world citizenship, rather than democratic or national citizenship, the ... More


Okin's Liberal Feminism as a Radical Political Theory

Nancy Rosenblum

in Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195337396
eISBN:
9780199868681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337396.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter discusses the radical implications of Susan Okin's liberal political philosophy. Most of the world's societies subject women to unequal lives, whether through laws or conventions or a ... More


Bentham's Prison: A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary

Janet Semple

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273875
eISBN:
9780191684074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273875.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

At the end of the 18th century, Jeremy Bentham devised a scheme for a prison that he called the panopticon. It soon became an obsession. For twenty years he tried to build it; in the end he failed, ... More


Sense and Sensibility in Mill’s Political Thought

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines John Stuart Mill's political thought, asking in particular what we can learn about his intellectual project from attention to his Autobiography. It explores the way Mill's ... More


Postcolonial Disorders

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Teresa Hyde, and Sarah Pinto (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book reflects on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and ... More


Symbolic Subjection and Social Rebirth: Objectification in Urban Zanzibar

Jeremy Prestholdt

in Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254244
eISBN:
9780520941472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254244.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the confluence of slavery, social relations, and imperialism. It is tempered by a focus on multiple and intersecting processes of rhetorical subjection on the one hand and ... More


Was Billy Black? Herman Melville and the Captive King

in On Lingering and Being Last: Race and Sovereignty in the New World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229406
eISBN:
9780823240982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229406.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Melville summarizes a figurative tradition begun with Behn and continued in the work of Equiano. He circulates the figure of the black sovereign — in Daggoo, in Atufal, in a certain “black pagod” ... More


Postcolonial Disorders: Reflections on Subjectivity in the Contemporary World

Byron J. Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Teresa Hyde, and Sarah Pinto

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book reflects on the nature of subjectivity in everyday modes of experience, the social and psychological dimensions of individual lives, the psychological qualities of social life, the ... More


Reproductive Choice: A Prehistory

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapter begins with Freud's vision of the origins of settled society in a contingent meeting of different male and female needs: sex and reproduction, respectively. ‘A woman's right to choose’: ... More


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