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The Resource Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age, Kevin Olson

Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age, Kevin Olson

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Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age
Title
Imagined sovereignties
Title remainder
the power of the people and other myths of the modern age
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Olson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Movements like the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and the Tea Party embody some of our deepest intuitions about popular politics and 'the power of the people'. They also expose tensions and shortcomings in our understanding of these ideals. We typically see 'the people' as having a special, sovereign power. Despite the centrality of this idea in our thinking, we have little understanding of why it has such importance. Imagined Sovereignties probes the considerable force that 'the people' exercises on our thought and practice. Like the imagined communities described by Benedict Anderson, popular politics is formed around shared, imaginary constructs rooted in our collective imagination. This book investigates these 'imagined sovereignties' in a genealogy traversing the French Enlightenment, the Haitian Revolution, and nineteenth-century Haitian constitutionalism. It problematizes taken-for-granted ideas about popular politics and provokes new ways of imagining the power of the people"--
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Olson, Kevin
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Identity politics
  • Group identity
  • Sovereignty
Label
Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age, Kevin Olson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Imagining politics; 2. 'Sovereignty is an artificial soul' -- Ernesto Laclau and Benedict Anderson in dialogue; 3. How do we write a history of normative practices? -- Castoriadis, Taylor, Foucault; 4. The problem of the people in Enlightenment France -- a short genealogy of political collectivity; 5. Chimeras of political identity -- intermediate reflections on the pathways of political imagination; 6. Sovereign imaginaries of the Revolutionary Caribbean; 7. Conscripted by modernity? -- imagining sovereignty in the wake of colonialism; 8. Imagining the power of the people -- critical reflections on the sovereignties of our time
Control code
FIEb1784762x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9781107113237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930258100
Label
Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age, Kevin Olson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Imagining politics; 2. 'Sovereignty is an artificial soul' -- Ernesto Laclau and Benedict Anderson in dialogue; 3. How do we write a history of normative practices? -- Castoriadis, Taylor, Foucault; 4. The problem of the people in Enlightenment France -- a short genealogy of political collectivity; 5. Chimeras of political identity -- intermediate reflections on the pathways of political imagination; 6. Sovereign imaginaries of the Revolutionary Caribbean; 7. Conscripted by modernity? -- imagining sovereignty in the wake of colonialism; 8. Imagining the power of the people -- critical reflections on the sovereignties of our time
Control code
FIEb1784762x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9781107113237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930258100

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