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By Dino Franco Felluga

ISBN-10: 041569566X

ISBN-13: 9780415695664

Critical idea: the major Concepts introduces over three hundred widely-used phrases, different types and ideas drawing upon well-established methods like new historicism, postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and narratology in addition to many new serious theories of the final 20 years corresponding to Actor-Network thought, international experiences, severe Race thought, and Speculative Realism. This e-book explains the major techniques on the center of a large range of influential theorists from Agamben to Žižek. Entries variety from concise definitions to longer extra explanatory essays and comprise phrases such as:

  • Aesthetics
  • Desire
  • Dissensus
  • Dromocracy
  • Hegemony
  • Ideology
  • Intersectionality
  • Late Capitalism
  • Performativity
  • Race
  • Suture

Featuring cross-referencing all through, a considerable bibliography and index, Critical idea: the most important Concepts is an available and easy-to-use consultant. This booklet is a useful creation overlaying a variety of topics for somebody who's learning or has an curiosity in severe conception (past and present).

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Poststructuralist feminists like Judith Butler argue that when we act, we are not so much independent, self-willed agents as we are “actors” performatively repeating conventions, especially gender conventions, that in fact constitute us as agents only in the act of performance, which is to say that there is no pre-existing interiority or consciousness in the traditional sense that is determining and controlling those actions: “gender cannot be understood as a role which either expresses or disguises an interior ‘self,’ whether that ‘self’ is conceived as sexed or not.

Complex systems that refuse to conform to scientific methods are another favorite area of investigation for ANT theorists, as in the collection Complexities (2002), edited by John Law and Annemarie Mol. For ANT theorists, a part of their method is to resist any predetermined assumptions about what makes up the social: “Society is no more ‘roughly’ made of ‘individuals,’ of ‘cultures,’ of ‘nation states’ than Africa is ‘roughly’ a circle, France a hexagon or Cornwall a triangle” (Latour 2005: 24), explains Latour, for example.

In the representative regime, which Rancière aligns especially with Aristotle’s theory of mimesis, one evaluates not the ethical impact of an image but how well the arts, now broadly construed to represent the “fine arts,” represent fictional worlds according to certain rules: “Poetry owes no explanation for the ‘truth’ of what it says,” according to this regime, “because, in its very principle, it is not made up of images or statements, but fictions, that is to say arrangements between actions” (36).

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