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Stirred and Shaken. From ‘the Art of the Possible’ to Emancipatory Politics

Benjamin Arditi

in Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Agitation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625116
eISBN:
9780748652778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625116.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the persistence of agitation in emancipatory politics. It deconstructs the familiar notion that politics is the ‘art of the possible’, an observation made by Bismarck in the ... More


Islamophobia in the Construction of British Muslim Identity Politics

Peter Hopkins and Richard Gale

in Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625871
eISBN:
9780748671335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625871.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter addresses the questions about the formation of identities, contemporary experiences of Islamophobia and emancipatory politics in the lives of Muslims in Britain. It specifically presents ... More


From the “Right to Have Rights” to the “Critique of Humanitarian Reason”

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Jacques Rancière's trenchant critique of Hannah Arendt, after briefly recalling Arendt's discussion of the right to have rights. It shows how Rancière not only misreads Arendt, ... More


Possession and Emancipatory Politics

Kalpana Ram

in Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836306
eISBN:
9780824871307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836306.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the agency of spirit possession and mediumship as “resistance” to power or as “empowerment.” Drawing on bodily “morphology” and feminist theory, it considers agency as an ... More


A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy

Tim Dean and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

James J. Bono (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229192
eISBN:
9780823235063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229192.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book brings together scholars from disciplines including philosophy, political theory, intellectual history, and literary studies to address the conceptual foundations of the humanities and the ... More


Palestine, the Third World, and the UN as Seen from a Special Commission

Lori Allen

in Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520286931
eISBN:
9780520961982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286931.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the United Nations's engagement with Palestine through its Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied ... More


Conclusion: Weighing Environmental Governance

Eve Z. Bratman

in Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development Politics in the Brazilian Amazon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190949389
eISBN:
9780190949419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949389.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics, International Relations and Politics

For many, the Xingu River basin continues to be a site where projections of big dreams for attaining wealth and opportunity simultaneously collide with cultural losses and landscape transformation. ... More


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