Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left ( Radical Thinkers) [Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, Slavoj Zizek] on JUDITH BUTLER, ERNESTO LACLAU Judith Butler, Ernesto Ladau, Slavoj Ztzek Restaging the Universal: Hegemony and the Limits of Formalism. 11 bravado, Zizek then suggests that this Lacanian notion can be easily. Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left [ Book Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek, Contingency, Hegemony, .

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. ForButler,thestubborn factofparticularity calls forthepracticeofcul- turaltranslation, understood notas thetranslatabilityofoneculture’snotion oftheuniversal intoanother’s inthesenseofa puremeaning beingtransmit- ted,unaltered, fromone languageto another but as an iteration thatis transformative.

Notwithstanding the aforementioned commonalities of approach,the debateonuniversalism allowsnotonlysomerather interesting convergences to emergebutsignificant differences as well. In a compelling and unusual experiment, three eminent theorists contongency in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. Is there always something that escapes us, even if we don’t believe in “always”?

Zjzek in the gaps and lacunae that separate these three thinkers and their ability to understand each other, they reveal the stakes of theory, and why the rigorous articulation of theoretical categories is useful and essential to the practice of radical politics. She of course does not lower herself by responding.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. In this way, the book is izzek in three “cycles” of three essays each, with points of dispute and lines of argumentation developed, passed back and forward, and so on. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


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Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left

He not only has some extremely provocative ideas about “chains of equivalents” as the way to unify social movements, but also manifested some really astute criticism of Zizek that had crossed my mind reading Z’s previous works.

Part of the Radical Thinkers series.

However, I would say that a basic understanding of Lacan and Hegel is a necessary prerequisite. Thus,”articulation” is different from”coalitionpolitics,”theputative pana- cea forthepoliticalcrisisassociatedwithidentity politics.

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This was on the whole a good book, despite its many difficulties. While the rigor and intelligence with which these writers approach their work is formidable, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality benefits additionally from their clear sense of energy and enjoyment in a revealing and often unpredictable exchange.

I’d like to lavlau this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I particularly liked Zizek’s “Class Struggle or Postmodernism? Judith Butler is an American post-structuralist and feminist philosopher who has contributed to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy and ethics.

Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left by Judith Butler

I would not suggest to read it, if you are not familiar with their works separately. Zizek seems to flip-flop wantonly on Derrida, and they all bicker constantly about who is and who isn’t contlngency Lacan’s Real with adequate thoroughness.

Conyingency for telling us about the hegemoby. However, if you have read their works, or have a solid knowledge of these theoriticians, this book is excellent as a way to understand the similarities and differences between their theories. Da Capo senza Fine. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship.


Indeed, I myself postponed reading this book for several years until I had done enough prepatory reading, This book will be difficult for people who are not at least decently familiar with the theoretical work of each of the authors engaged in dialogue here.

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Philosophy, especially at this level, not only uses extremely specialized language to deal with concepts, but argues about the language as well as the concepts.

Don’t waste your time if you aren’t somewhat familiar with these authors, and even if you are, it might be a slog at times.

Usman rated it liked it Jul 09, Refresh and try again. Apr 08, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: Hegemony And Socialist Strategy: Judith Butler – – Verso. For a Left Populism. It’s not a coincidence that it’s towards the beginning of the book.