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The Resource Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age, Kevin Olson, University of California, Irvine, (electronic resource)

Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age, Kevin Olson, University of California, Irvine, (electronic resource)

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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, University of California, Irvine
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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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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Political participation
  • Identity politics
  • Group identity
  • Sovereignty
Label
Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age, Kevin Olson, University of California, Irvine, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316286265
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online resource
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: 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
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CR9781316286265
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781316286265
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)982098721
Label
Imagined sovereignties : the power of the people and other myths of the modern age, Kevin Olson, University of California, Irvine, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316286265
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 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
CR9781316286265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316286265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982098721

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