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. Zizek and Contingency, Hegemony and Universality J. The Powers of Mourning and Violence. Part of the Radical Thinkers series. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This is not a bad thing necessarily, but it can catch someone off guard easily. Universality of Validity and the Contingency of Law in Rousseau.

Common terms and phrases 2izek abstract analysis antagonism argue articulation assertion becomes Butler capitalism Chantal Mouffe claim conceived concept concrete concrete universality condition constitutive contingent critical critique crucial cultural deconstructionism democracy democratic Derrida dialectical dimension disavowed discourse dominant effects emancipation emerges empty equivalential Universaity Laclau ethical example exclusion external fact fantasy film noir formal function fundamental G.

Mar 15, Adam Henne rated it really liked it. Is there always something that escapes us, eve This was not an easy book. What is the contemporary legacy of Gramsci’s notion of Hegemony?

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Johnny B3 rated it liked it Jan 23, This book is helpful in outlining the importance of the concept of universality in contemporary left discourse. Showing of 3 reviews. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I will probably be mullin’ it over for a long time to come.


It’s a strangely confused, confusing, and inconclusive book. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Of course there are no prescriptions for immediate action but read Butler’s contributions in this book and she addresses that dilemma. Hegemony And Socialist Strategy: Their otherwisedistinctapproaches to universalismare united in shared oppositions to rationalism, proceduralism, and “everysubstantive concep- tionofuniversality whichequatesitwitha knowableandpredictable deter- mination” p.

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Forherownpart,ButlerseesinZizeka highly problematic modeof politicaltheorizing: 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.

Anystepbeyondthislimitwouldfallinto a historical teleology, whichshouldbecomea withtheresultthatuniversality, horizon,wouldbecomea ground” p. Is there always something that escapes us, fontingency if we don’t believe in “always”?

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Structure History and the Political. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Andalthough Laclaufindshim- selfdefending Lacan againstButler’schargeof formalism, hegekony agreesthat Zi2ek’sthought is nota trulypoliticalreflection butis,rather, a psychoana- lyticdiscoursewhichdrawsitsexamplesfromthepolitico-ideological field” p. Zizek presses the other two to be more active activists and take a more positive political stance–they do not do so, instead noting that he also does not do so.


According tobothLaclau andButler, however, theideathatthisuniver- salismwas “false”becauseitfailedto eradicateeverytraceofparticularity and,furthermore, thatitcouldorshouldbe replacedbya “true”universalism, thatis,one whichis inclusiveortrueinjustthissense,is deeplyflawed.

Butler’s contributions are as usual interesting, well written and cogent. Be the butller to ask a question about Contingency, Hegemony, Universality.

While this book speaks to the Occupy Movement, it anticipates the Republican debates, e. Contemporary Dialogues on the Left, And: The Ticklish Subject S. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Return to Book Page. Get to Know Us. 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 begemony. One of these items ships sooner than the other. The textprovidesan arrayof richesforreaderswhoareinterested ingaininggreater insight intotheplural- ityoftheories thatarelooselycollectedunderthesignofpoststructuralism.

Butlee Praise of Disobedience. Butler, I thought, asked some good questions about universality that are ignored throughout the rest of the volume, as are all her remarks about gender, which seem invisible to the others.

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