Market And Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical
Brett LevinsonISBN: 082322385X;
Book DescriptionIn this ambitious book, Brett Levinson explores the possibilities for a genuinely radical critique of globalized culture and politics?at a time when intellectuals and nonintellectuals alike struggle to understand the configuration ofthe contemporary world. Levinson seeks to unsettle a naturalized and commonsensical assumption: that democracy and the economic market must be viewed as either united or at odds. Against both neoliberalists and cultural pluralists, he argues that the state is not yielding to the market, but that the universe now turns on a "duopoly" between statist and global forms, one that generates not only economic and cultural sites but also ways of knowing, a postdemocratic episteme. Touching upon currentissues such as terrorism, human rights, the attack on the World Trade Center, and the notion of the "people," delving into the idea of biopolitics, and investigating the essential relation between language and political praxis, Levinson...
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