Community Without Unity

Community Without Unity

A Politics of Derridian Extravagance

  • Author: Corlett, William; Fish, Stanley; Jameson, Fredric
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Serie: Post-Contemporary Interventions
  • ISBN: 9780822307327
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780822382294
  • Place of publication:  Durham , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 1989
  • Month: June
  • Pages: 281
  • Language: English
Winner of the 1990 Foundations of Political Theory Section of the American Political Science Association "First Book Award"

Now available in paperback with a new preface by the author, this award-winning book breaks new ground by challenging traditional concepts of community in political theory. William Corlett brings the diverse (and sometimes contradictory) work of Foucault and Derrida to bear on the thought of Pocock, Burke, Lincoln, and McIntyre, among others, to move beyond the conventional dichotomy of "individual vs. community," arguing instead that community is best advanced within a politics of difference.

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Part I Subjugation
    • 1 Mutual Service and the Language of Domination
    • 2 Reciprocity, Commonality, Mutual Service
    • 3 Opening Up the Dialogue Between Remunity and Communion
  • Part II Reassurance
    • 4 Pocock, Foucault, Forces of Reassurance
    • 5 The Problem of Time in Lincolnian Political Religion
    • 6 The Power of Fear in Burkean Traditionalism
  • Part III Extravagance
    • 7 Announcing Derridian Confession: Spacing, Deferral, Writing
    • 8 Practicing Derridian Confession: Supplementing Foucault
    • 9 Redrawing the Lignes de Bataille
  • Supplement
    • 10 Taking Time Out for Community
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index


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