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The Politics of Deconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the Other of Philosophy

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Jacques Derrida has had a huge influence on contemporary political theory and political philosophy. Derrida's thinking has inspired Slavoj Zizek, Richard Rorty, Ernesto Laclau, Judith Butler and many more contemporary theorists. This book brings together a first class line up of Derrida scholars to develop a deconstructive approach to politics.
 
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 20th 2007 by Pluto Press (first published August 20th 2007)
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A superb, varied collection of essays, each one a deconstruction of, at, or near the political. This is one of the few books in which the 'method' of deconstruction, its basic moves, inasmuch as we can rigorously determine what is and what is not 'deconstructive' - and this is not a minor point, given that 'deconstruction' designates something that has, for instance, been of both philosophical and (pop)cultural import - is discernible in each of the essays without them sounding too much stylisti ...more
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