The Politics of Imagination

The Politics of Imagination
Author : Chiara Bottici
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2011-06-06
ISBN 10 : 9781136719677
ISBN 13 : 1136719679
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Imagination Book Description:

The Politics of Imagination offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the contemporary relationship between politics and the imagination. What role does our capacity to form images play in politics? And can we define politics as a struggle for people’s imagination? As a result of the increasingly central place of the media in our lives, the political role of imagination has undergone a massive quantitative and a qualitative change. As such, there has been a revival of interest in the concept of imagination, as the intimate connections between our capacity to form images and politics becomes more and more evident. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and theoretical outlooks, The Politics of Imagination examines how the power of imagination reverberates in the various ambits of social and political life: in law, history, art, gender, economy, religion and the natural sciences. And it will be of considerable interest to those with contemporary interests in philosophy, political philosophy, political science, legal theory, gender studies, sociology, nationalism, identity studies, cultural studies, and media studies.

The Politics of Resentment

The Politics of Resentment
Author : Katherine J. Cramer
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2016-03-23
ISBN 10 : 9780226349251
ISBN 13 : 022634925X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Resentment Book Description:

Since the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been seen as ground zero for debates about the appropriate role of government in the wake of the Great Recession. In a time of rising inequality, Walker not only survived a bitterly contested recall that brought thousands of protesters to Capitol Square, he was subsequently reelected. How could this happen? How is it that the very people who stand to benefit from strong government services not only vote against the candidates who support those services but are vehemently against the very idea of big government? With The Politics of Resentment, Katherine J. Cramer uncovers an oft-overlooked piece of the puzzle: rural political consciousness and the resentment of the “liberal elite.” Rural voters are distrustful that politicians will respect the distinct values of their communities and allocate a fair share of resources. What can look like disagreements about basic political principles are therefore actually rooted in something even more fundamental: who we are as people and how closely a candidate’s social identity matches our own. Using Scott Walker and Wisconsin’s prominent and protracted debate about the appropriate role of government, Cramer illuminates the contours of rural consciousness, showing how place-based identities profoundly influence how people understand politics, regardless of whether urban politicians and their supporters really do shortchange or look down on those living in the country. The Politics of Resentment shows that rural resentment—no less than partisanship, race, or class—plays a major role in dividing America against itself.

The Politics of the New South Africa

The Politics of the New South Africa
Author : Heather Deegan
Publisher : Pearson Education
Total Pages : 261
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0582382270
ISBN 13 : 9780582382275
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of the New South Africa Book Description:

For undergraduate and taught masters courses on modern South Africa as part of a politics, area studies, development studies or combined social sciences degree. This book provides an appraisal of critical moments in South Africa's history: segregation and racial supremacy, black opposition, politics under apartheid and violence and terror. The authors include up-to-date information such as the transfer of power in 1994, enfranchisement and political realignment, the post-electoral period of adjustment and socio-economic transition, the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 1999 elections.

The Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism

The Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism
Author : Nancy Hawker
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : 1138563315
ISBN 13 : 9781138563315
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism Book Description:

The Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism: Speaking for Citizenship provides an essential contribution to understanding the politics of Israel/Palestine through the prism of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. Arabic-speakers who also know Hebrew resort to a range of communicative strategies for their political ideas to be heard: they either accommodate or resist the Israeli institutional suppression of Arabic. They also codeswitch and borrow from Hebrew as well as from Arabic registers and styles in order to mobilise discursive authority. On political and cultural stages, multilingual Palestinian politicians and artists challenge the existing political structures. In the late capitalist market, language skills are re-packaged as commodified resources. With new evidence from recent and historical discourse, this book is about how speakers of a marginalised, contained language engage with the political system in the idioms at their disposal. The Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism: Speaking for Citizenship is key reading for advanced students and scholars of multilingualism, language contact, ideology, and policy, within sociolinguistics, anthropology, politics, and Middle Eastern studies. he Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism: Speaking for Citizenship is key reading for advanced students and scholars of multilingualism, language contact, ideology, and policy, within sociolinguistics, anthropology, politics, and Middle Eastern studies.

Justice and the Politics of Difference

Justice and the Politics of Difference
Author : Iris Marion Young
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 286
Release : 2011-09-11
ISBN 10 : 9780691152622
ISBN 13 : 0691152624
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice and the Politics of Difference Book Description:

In this classic work of feminist political thought, Iris Marion Young challenges the prevailing reduction of social justice to distributive justice. The starting point for her critique is the experience and concerns of the new social movements that were created by marginal and excluded groups, including women, African Americans, and American Indians, as well as gays and lesbians. Young argues that by assuming a homogeneous public, democratic theorists fail to consider institutional arrangements for including people not culturally identified with white European male norms. Consequently, theorists do not adequately address the problem of an inclusive participatory framework. Basing her vision of the good society on the culturally plural networks of contemporary urban life, Young makes the case that normative theory and public policy should undermine group-based oppression by affirming rather than suppressing social group differences. Danielle Allen's new foreword contextualizes Young's work and explains how debates surrounding social justice have changed since — and been transformed by — the original publication of Justice and the Politics of Difference.

The Politics of Foundations

The Politics of Foundations
Author : Helmut Anheier
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2006-11-24
ISBN 10 : 9781135991074
ISBN 13 : 1135991073
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Foundations Book Description:

This book explores the roles and visions foundations have of, and for, themselves in the new Europe. The leading contributors go beyond a quantitative profile of foundations in Europe, and probe deeper into their role and contributions in meeting the economic, cultural, environmental and educational needs of European societies. Includes a mapping and appraisal of foundation visions, policies and strategies, and an overall assessment of the current and future policy environment in which they operate. The Politics of Foundations combines the detailed comparative analysis of current challenges facing foundations, with individual country studies on Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and also includes a comparative view from the United States. This valuable reference will be of interest to researchers and students of foundations, policy-making, comparative politics and international business, as well as policy makers and professionals.

The Politics and IR Companion

The Politics and IR Companion
Author : Robert Leach
Publisher : Red Globe Press
Total Pages : 325
Release : 2018-02-28
ISBN 10 : 1137573392
ISBN 13 : 9781137573391
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics and IR Companion Book Description:

This succinct but comprehensive textbook leads students through the various aspects of their Politics and IR degree. It includes a clear overview of the issues, theories, methods and controversies with which scholars across the discipline have engaged alongside guidance on research and study skills such as critical thinking, distinguishing facts from values and academic reading. Furthermore, it helps students to prepare for a career and a lifetime’s interest and involvement in politics. From pre-course reading, to core text on introductory Politics and IR modules, to handy reference guide across a degree program, this Companion provides a one-stop resource, packed with tips for succeeding at university and beyond. Drawing on a wide range of international examples and written accessibly with no expectation of prior familiarity with the subject it will appeal to students across the world.

The Politics of Indigeneity

The Politics of Indigeneity
Author : Sita Venkateswar
Publisher : Zed Books
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2011-12-15
ISBN 10 : 1780321201
ISBN 13 : 9781780321202
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Indigeneity Book Description:

Provocative and original, The Politics of Indigeneity explores the concept of indigeneity across the world- from the Americas to New Zealand, Africa to Asia - and the ways in which it intersects with local, national, and international social and political realities. Taking on the role of critical interlocutors, the authors engage in extended dialogue with indigenous spokespersons and activists, as well as between each other. In doing so, they explore the possibilities of a "second-wave indigeneity" - one that is alert to the challenges posed to indigenous aspirations by the neo-liberal agenda of nation-states and their concerns with sovereignty. Timely and topical in its focus on global indigenous politics, and featuring a variety of first-hand indigenous voices - including those of indigenous activists, scholars, leaders, and interviewees - this is a vital contribution to an often contentious topic.

Baal and the Politics of Poetry

Baal and the Politics of Poetry
Author : Aaron Tugendhaft
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 166
Release : 2017-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781351663779
ISBN 13 : 1351663771
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baal and the Politics of Poetry Book Description:

Baal and the Politics of Poetry provides a thoroughly new interpretation of the Ugaritic Baal Cycle that simultaneously inaugurates an innovative approach to studying ancient Near Eastern literature within the political context of its production. The book argues that the poem, written in the last decades of the Bronze Age, takes aim at the reigning political-theological norms of its day and uses the depiction of a divine world to educate its audience about the nature of human politics. By attuning ourselves to the specific historical context of this one poem, we can develop more nuanced appreciation of how poetry, politics, and religion have interacted—in antiquity, and beyond.

The Politics of the Welfare State

The Politics of the Welfare State
Author : Alistair Young
Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages : 52
Release : 1986
ISBN 10 : 0582331978
ISBN 13 : 9780582331976
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of the Welfare State Book Description: