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Community Without Unity : A Politics of Derridian Extravagance

Corlett, William

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ISBN 10: 0822307324 / ISBN 13: 9780822307327
Published by Duke University Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Community Without Unity : A Politics of ...

Publisher: Duke University Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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"In "Community Without Unity," Corlett engages those texts which appear to be the most resistant to communitarian uses and finds ways to draw sustenance from them for a defense of community. . . . Corlett thinks creatively about time and temporality and the ways implicit assumptions about time compromise or attentuate explicit themes offered by thinkers such as Foucault and Pocock; demarcates the contemporary literature on community and its criticisms; explores in a very productive way strategies of public reassurance governing the thought of Lincoln and Burke; and examines a complex debate between Foucault and Derrida."--William Connolly, Johns Hopkins University

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