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The Resource What is a people?, Alain Badiou, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Sadri Khiari, and Jacques Rancière ; introduction by Bruno Bosteels and conclusion by Kevin Olson; translated by Jody Gladding

What is a people?, Alain Badiou, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Sadri Khiari, and Jacques Rancière ; introduction by Bruno Bosteels and conclusion by Kevin Olson; translated by Jody Gladding

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What is a people?
Title
What is a people?
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Alain Badiou, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Sadri Khiari, and Jacques Rancière ; introduction by Bruno Bosteels and conclusion by Kevin Olson; translated by Jody Gladding
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
What Is a People? seeks to reclaim "people" as an effective political concept by revisiting its uses and abuses over time. Alain Badiou surveys the idea of a people as a productive force of solidarity and emancipation and as a negative tool of categorization and suppression. Pierre Bourdieu follows with a sociolinguistic analysis of "popular" and its transformation of democracy, beliefs, songs, and even soups into phenomena with outsized importance. Judith Butler calls out those who use freedom of assembly to create an exclusionary "we, " while Georges Didi-Huberman addresses the problem of summing up a people with totalizing narratives. Sadri Khiari applies an activist's perspective to the racial hierarchies inherent in ethnic and national categories, and Jacques Rancière comments on the futility of isolating theories of populism when, as these thinkers have shown, the idea of a "people" is too diffuse to support them. By engaging this topic linguistically, ethnically, culturally, and ontologically, the voices in this volume help separate "people" from its fraught associations to pursue more vital formulations. Together with Democracy in What State?, in which Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Daniel Bensaid, Wendy Brown, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Rancière, Kristin Ross, and Slavoj Žižek discuss the nature and purpose of democracy today, What Is a People? expands an essential exploration of political action and being in our time.--
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Badiou, Alain
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1930-2002
  • 1956-
  • 1955-
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  • Bourdieu, Pierre
  • Butler, Judith
  • Didi-Huberman, Georges
  • Khiari, Sadri
  • Rancière, Jacques
  • Bosteels, Bruno
  • Olson, Kevin
  • Gladding, Jody
Series statement
New directions in critical theory
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  • Democracy
  • Populism
  • Group identity
  • People (Constitutional law)
  • Political science
  • Social classes
  • Nation-state
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What is a people?, Alain Badiou, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Sadri Khiari, and Jacques Rancière ; introduction by Bruno Bosteels and conclusion by Kevin Olson; translated by Jody Gladding
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Qu'est-ce qu'un peuple?
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : This People Which Is Not One / Bruno Bosteels -- Twenty-Four Notes on the Uses of the Word "People" / Alain Badiou -- You Said "Popular"? / Pierre Bourdieu -- "We, the People" : Thoughts on Freedom of Assembly / Judith Butler -- To Render Sensible / Georges Didi-Huberman -- The People and the Third People / Sadri Khiari -- The Populism That Is Not to Be Found / Jacques Ranciere -- Conclusion : Fragile Collectivities, Imagined Sovereignties / Kevin Olson
Control code
FIEb17841562
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780231168762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2015042650
  • (OCoLC)930485968
Label
What is a people?, Alain Badiou, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Sadri Khiari, and Jacques Rancière ; introduction by Bruno Bosteels and conclusion by Kevin Olson; translated by Jody Gladding
Publication
Note
Translation of: Qu'est-ce qu'un peuple?
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
Introduction : This People Which Is Not One / Bruno Bosteels -- Twenty-Four Notes on the Uses of the Word "People" / Alain Badiou -- You Said "Popular"? / Pierre Bourdieu -- "We, the People" : Thoughts on Freedom of Assembly / Judith Butler -- To Render Sensible / Georges Didi-Huberman -- The People and the Third People / Sadri Khiari -- The Populism That Is Not to Be Found / Jacques Ranciere -- Conclusion : Fragile Collectivities, Imagined Sovereignties / Kevin Olson
Control code
FIEb17841562
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780231168762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2015042650
  • (OCoLC)930485968

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