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Four. Practicing Critical Race Autobiography

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses Du Bois's inquiry into his own exemplarity, his status as both an exemplar or “exception” and an example of “the Problem.” It offers an interpretation of Dusk of Dawn, Du ... 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


The Politics of Neuroscience

Kieran Laird

in The Political Mind: or 'How to Think Differently'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623860
eISBN:
9780748652808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623860.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses various themes in the philosophy of mind in order to provide a philosophical context within which to set the neuropsychological work. One of the objections levelled against ... More


Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Hugh Nicholson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book concerns the problem of the ineluctability of ‘us’ versus ‘them’ relations in theological discourse. It argues that liberal theologies — from the Christian fulfillment theology of the ... More


Human Rights as Agonistic Politics

Joe Hoover

in Reconstructing Human Rights: A Pragmatist and Pluralist Inquiry into Global Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198782803
eISBN:
9780191825958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782803.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

In this chapter, the democratic ethos that is argued to be central to reconstructing human rights is furthered by engaging with agonistic democratic theory. It argues that William Connolly’s work ... More


The Politics of Radical Democracy

Adrian Little and Moya Lloyd

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633999
eISBN:
9780748652723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633999.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book addresses the idea of radical democracy and, in particular, its poststructuralist articulation. It analyses the approach to radical democracy taken by a number of contemporary theorists and ... More


The Turn to Affect: A Critique

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In recent years, the topic of emotion has attracted more and more attention from cultural critics and theorists, and the purpose of chapter 7 is to explore the terms in which this turn to affect has ... More


In the Shadows of the Nation-State

N. Bruce Duthu

in Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199735860
eISBN:
9780199344994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735860.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the role that the construction of America’s “imagined political community” played in catalyzing the nation’s impulse to empire in Indian Country while simultaneously repressing ... More


Democracy

Saul Newman

in Unstable Universalities: Poststructuralism and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071287
eISBN:
9781781701522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071287.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the crisis of democracy today — the way that, in the conditions of the ‘war on terror’ and with the ideological consensus that has emerged around the ‘free market’ and ... More


Exposing the Citizen as Parent

Brian Duff

in The Parent as Citizen: A Democratic Dilemma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672721
eISBN:
9781452947280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672721.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers several contemporary theories that invite rethinking regarding the role of parenthood in modern politics. These include William Connolly’s articulations of a “pluralist” ... More


Radical Moderation

Douglas I. Thompson

in Montaigne and the Tolerance of Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190679934
eISBN:
9780190679965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679934.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Renaissance theories of diplomacy seek to address the tension between the ambassador’s dual roles as mediator between princes and representative of one prince exclusively. Michel de Montaigne ... More


The Ballet of the Good City Sidewalk: Releasing the Optics of Disability into Social Flesh

Sharon V. Betcher

in Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh: A Secular Theology for the Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253906
eISBN:
9780823260935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253906.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Because “oppression uses aesthetic judgments for its violence” (Siebers), Chapter 5 distinctly considers disability aversion as it informs “the sidewalk ballet” (Jane Jacobs) and the West’s refusal ... More


Buddhism, Naturalistic Ethics, and Politics

Matthew J. Moore

in Buddhism and Political Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190465513
eISBN:
9780190465537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465513.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the moral/ethical system of early Buddhism is best understood as being both naturalistic and irrealist/antirealist. It is naturalistic because it excludes all supernatural ... More


The New, New Pluralism: Religion, Community, and Secularity in Allegra Goodman’s Kaaterskill Falls

Dean J. Franco

in Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature since 1969

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450877
eISBN:
9780801464010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450877.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores how Allegra Goodman's novel, Kaaterskill Falls, represents modern Yiddish, Hasidic, and secular Jews' relation to one another and the wider non-Jewish town where they visit for ... More


Buddhism and Political Theory

Matthew J. Moore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190465513
eISBN:
9780190465537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465513.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of Buddhist political theory from the time of the Buddha to the present. Western scholars have long but mistakenly believed that Buddhism was ... More


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