In this book, Honi Haber offers a much-needed analysis of postmodern politics. While continuing to work towards the voicing of the "other," she argues that we must go beyond the insights of postmodernism to arrive at a viable political theory. Postmodernism's political agenda allows the marginalized other to have a voice and to constitute a politics of difference based upon heterogeneity. But Haber argues that postmodern politics denies us the possibility of selves and community--essential elements to any viable political theory.
Haber calls into question the postmodern dichotomy of totality or difference. She argues that the self--which need not be coherent or unchanging--is always already a social entity. The "subject" must be understood as a subject-in-community, but any subject is constructed by many different communities.
The subject whose death has been dictated by postmodern deconstruction is the very subject whose life is necessary for a politics of difference. Haber develops this theory through a detailed examination of postmodern politics as formulated in the work of Lyotard, Rorty, and Foucault. "Beyond Postmodern Politics" suggests that we must use the concept of subjects-in-community in order to move beyond postmodern politics and arrive at a genuine "politics" of difference.
|Evaluating "Post Philosophies" For Oppositional Politics; Selves, Community, and the Politics of Difference||p. 113|
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For Ages: 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 15th September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.47 x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1