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Deconstruction Is/In America : A New Sense of the Political - Anselm Haverkamp

Deconstruction Is/In America

A New Sense of the Political

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9780814735183
Number Of Pages: 274

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"Deconstruction is not like foreign imports now 'made in America' but claims a more original relation to American literary and critical thought. These essays, which include a fascinating deconstructive analysis of a recent Supreme Court decision on hate speech, are engaging and provocative dispatches from practitioners of this controversial movement, and take up crucial issues in architecture, law, feminism, philosophy and literature." --Geoffrey Hartman,English and Comparative Literature, Yale University "Written by some of the most accomplished critical theorists in the world, including Derrida himself, Deconstruction is/in America is more of a celebration than a defense. Excellently edited, {Niko, I think this is a dangling participle - KS} one reads of new horizons and of fresh dislocations. The resilience and pointedness of the contributions set the tone for the volume as a whole." --Henry Sussman, author ofAfterimages of Modernity It has become common to speak of deconstruction as having been simply displaced by political concerns. The essays in this volume seek to bring out what was--dare I say?--always already political in deconstruction, while at the same time suggesting that politics is, or could be, deconstructive.Deconstruction Is/In Americaoffers a provocative vision of a different politics." --Steven Rendall, Editor,Comparative Literature What impact has deconstruction had on the way we read American culture? And how is American culture itself peculiarly deconstructive? To address these questions, this volume brings together some of the most provocative thinkers associated with deconstruction, among them Jacques Derrida, Judith Butler, and Avital Ronnel. Ranging across a wide field, from the ethics of reading to the rhetoric of performance, the contributors offer provocative insights into a new sense of the political. The America of the volume's title turns out to be the place where the politics and poetics of responsibility meet. It is also the place where we confront the tension between difference and profound otherness.

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"Deconstruction is not like foreign imports now 'made in America' but claims a more original relation to American literary and critical thought. These essays, which include a fascinating deconstructive analysis of a recent Supreme Court decision on hate speech, are engaging and provocative dispatches from practitioners of this controversial movement, and take up crucial issues in architecture, law, feminism, philosophy and literature."

-Geoffrey Hartman, English and Comparative Literature, Yale University

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction: Deconstruction is/as Neopragmatism? Preliminary Remarks on Deconstruction in Americap. 1
Keynote: The Time is Out of Jointp. 14
Deconstruction and the Lyricp. 41
Reading Epitaphsp. 52
Upping the Ante: Deconstruction as Parodic Practicep. 60
The Disputed Ground: Deconstruction and Literary Studiesp. 79
Une drole de classe de philop. 87
Going Public: The University in Deconstructionp. 95
Possibilizations, in the Singularp. 115
Writing Resistancesp. 125
Presentness and the "Being-Only-Once" of Architecturep. 134
Burning Acts: Injurious Speechp. 149
Republic, Rhetoric, and Sexual Differencep. 181
The Test Drivep. 200
Ghost Writingp. 223
The Form of Politicsp. 228
At the Planchette of Deconstruction is/in Americap. 237
Jaded in Americap. 250
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ISBN: 9780814735183
ISBN-10: 0814735185
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 1st January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.0  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.49

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