States of Injury (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
219
Utgivningsdatum
1995-07-01
Förlag
Princeton University Press
Originalspråk
English
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
240 x 160 x 15 mm
Vikt
330 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
149:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780691029894
States of Injury (häftad)

States of Injury

Power and Freedom in Late Modernity

Häftad Engelska, 1995-07-01
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Whether in characterizing Catharine MacKinnon's theory of gender as itself pornographic or in identifying liberalism as unable to make good on its promises, Wendy Brown pursues a central question: how does a sense of woundedness become the basis for a sense of identity? Brown argues that efforts to outlaw hate speech and pornography powerfully legitimize the state: such apparently well-intentioned attempts harm victims further by portraying them as so helpless as to be in continuing need of governmental protection. "Whether one is dealing with the state, the Mafia, parents, pimps, police, or husbands," writes Brown, "the heavy price of institutionalized protection is always a measure of dependence and agreement to abide by the protector's rules." True democracy, she insists, requires sharing power, not regulation by it; freedom, not protection. Refusing any facile identification with one political position or another, Brown applies her argument to a panoply of topics, from the basis of litigiousness in political life to the appearance on the academic Left of themes of revenge and a thwarted will to power. These and other provocations in contemporary political thought and political life provide an occasion for rethinking the value of several of the last two centuries' most compelling theoretical critiques of modern political life, including the positions of Nietzsche, Marx, Weber, and Foucault.
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"Wendy Brown undertakes a critical analysis of late modern state power to reveal how identity politics translated into rights claims ... [This study] significantly advances our understanding of aspects of politics where particular identities and universal rights are currently in conflict."--American Political Science Review

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Wendy Brown is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author of Manhood and Politics: A Feminist Reading in Political Theory.

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Preface Acknowledgments Ch. 1 Introduction: Freedom and the Plastic Cage 3 Ch. 2 Postmodern Exposures, Feminist Hesitations 30 Ch. 3 Wounded Attachments 52 Ch. 4 The Mirror of Pornography 77 Ch. 5 Rights and Losses 96 Ch. 6 Liberalism's Family Values 135 Ch. 7 Finding the Man in the State 166 Index 197