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Reading the Postmodern Polity

Political Theory as Textual Practice

1991
Author:

Michael J. Shapiro

Reading the Postmodern Polity

Offers the first demonstration by a political theorist of how textuality is inherent to political practice.

Offers the first demonstration by a political theorist of how textuality is inherent to political practice.

An exemplary collection of essays. Shapiro's thinking is indebted not only to Foucault but to Nietzche, Adorno and Derrida as well; and shades of Bataille, Baudrillard and Virilio highlight an already theoretically sophisticated piece of scholarly writing. At the same time, his ability to engage and broach a diverse set of disciplines keep it within the grasp of readers who are unfamiliar with these thinkers. And for those interested in political philosophy, Shapiro's thoughts may be seen as but on exemplar of the postmodern political sensibility.

Philosophy and Literature

Reading the Postmodern Polity

An exemplary collection of essays. Shapiro's thinking is indebted not only to Foucault but to Nietzche, Adorno and Derrida as well; and shades of Bataille, Baudrillard and Virilio highlight an already theoretically sophisticated piece of scholarly writing. At the same time, his ability to engage and broach a diverse set of disciplines keep it within the grasp of readers who are unfamiliar with these thinkers. And for those interested in political philosophy, Shapiro's thoughts may be seen as but on exemplar of the postmodern political sensibility.

Philosophy and Literature

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