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The political philosophy of poststructuralist anarchism, Todd May

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The political philosophy of poststructuralist anarchism
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The political philosophy of poststructuralist anarchism
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Todd May
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eng
Summary
The political writings of the French poststructuralists have eluded articulation in the broader framework of general political philosophy primarily because of the pervasive tendency to define politics along a single parameter: the balance between state power and individual rights in liberalism and the focus on economic justice as a goal in Marxism. What poststructuralists like Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jean-Franȯis Lyotard offer instead is a political philosophy that can be called tactical: it emphasizes that power emerges from many different sources and operates along many different registers. This approach has roots in traditional anarchist thought, which sees the social and political field as a network of intertwined practices with overlapping political effects. The poststructuralist approach, however, eschews two questionable assumptions of anarchism, that human beings have an (essentially benign) essence and that power is always repressive, never productive. After positioning poststructuralist political thought against the background of Marxism and the traditional anarchism of Bakunin, Kropotkin, and Proudhon, Todd May shows what a tactical political philosophy like anarchism looks like shorn of its humanist commitments-namely, a poststructuralist anarchism. The book concludes with a defense, contra Habermas and Critical Theory, of poststructuralist political thought as having a meta-ethical structure allowing for positive ethical commitments
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1955-
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May, Todd
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320.5/7
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Anarchism
  • Political science
  • Poststructuralism
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adult
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The political philosophy of poststructuralist anarchism, Todd May
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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MWT11618959
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780271039077
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT11618959
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remote
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11618959
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The political philosophy of poststructuralist anarchism, Todd May
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11618959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271039077
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11618959
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11618959
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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