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The Spirit of Revolution - Beyond the Dead Ends of Man (Paperback): Drucilla Cornell, Stephen D. Seely

The Spirit of Revolution - Beyond the Dead Ends of Man (Paperback)

Drucilla Cornell, Stephen D. Seely

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In recent years, feminist and queer theory have effectively disavowed both the human and revolutionary politics. In the face of massive geopolitical crisis, posthumanists have called for us to reconsider fundamentally the superiority and centrality of mankind and the human, and question how Man can presume to change the world by revolutionary action, particularly when Marx s dreams seem to have been swept into the dustbin of history. This provocative book reaffirms what is most basic in feminism the attack on the universality and sovereignty of Man but contends that the only way this can mean anything other than pessimistic rhetoric is to embrace human agency and the struggle against colonialism and capitalism. In a series of creolized readings Foucault with Ali Shari ati, Lacan with Fanon, and Spinoza with Sylvia Wynter the authors demonstrate what is at stake in the ongoing debate between humanism and posthumanism, putting this debate in the context of contemporary global crises and the possibilities of revolution. In its defense of political spirituality, this book pushes for a new trajectory in response to the gross inequalities of today, one that offers us a very different view of revolution and its present-day potential.

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Imprint: Polity Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2015
Authors: Drucilla Cornell • Stephen D. Seely
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 195
ISBN-13: 978-0-7456-9075-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > Feminism
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
LSN: 0-7456-9075-0
Barcode: 9780745690759

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