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Thinking – Resisting – Reading the Political
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  Thinking – Resisting – Reading the Political
Edited by Anneka Esch-van Kan, Philipp Schulte, Stephan Packard.
Texts by Armen Avanessian, Friedrich Balke, Judith Butler, Simon Critchley, Anneka Esch-van Kan, Josef Früchtl, Andreas Hetzel, Jon McKenzie, Dieter Mersch, Chantal Mouffe, Maria Muhle, Nikolaus Müller-Schöll, Stephan Packard, Wim Peeters, Jacques Rancière, Juliane Rebentisch, Gabriel Rockhill, Frank Ruda, Philipp Schulte.
published in March 2013
English edition
13,5 x 21 cm (softcover)
ISBN: 978-3-03734-217-6
EAN: 9783037342176
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The essays collected in Thinking – Resisting – Reading the Political engage with political phenomena in their interrelations with arts as well as with recent theoretical and philosophical perspectives on the very meaning of politics, the political, and community.
This volume contrasts a number of recently suggested concepts of the political—each of which connects to certain instances of art and literature in its discourse—with questions concerning the rigidity of those connections: How strongly do such claims to politics depend on their specific examples, what is the scope of their validity to understand art with regard to politics, and how can they help us grasp the political within other pieces of art? In each case, manners of thinking concepts of the political, the mutual resistance of such concepts and their academic treatment, and the turn towards specific readings informed by those concepts converge.