Rewriting Democracy: Cultural Politics in Postmodernity by Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth PDF

By Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth

ISBN-10: 0754649725

ISBN-13: 9780754649724

Illuminating and finished, this glorious quantity addresses the complicated courting among democratic associations and the present critique of enlightenment and modernity. seeing that not less than the start of the 20 th century, and around the diversity of perform from technological know-how to politics to artwork, quite a few cultural shifts have unsettled assumptions which have been primary to the improvement of democratic associations: assumptions relating person identification, the character of political structures, and the viability of egalitarian beliefs. Can democracy continue to exist those adjustments to the worth structures upon which it's been established for over centuries? This learn doesn't specialize in the customarily repeated details of previous or present occasions equivalent to September 11 or the genocide in Darfur, yet in its place examines the phrases and stipulations less than which it'd be attainable to avoid such occasions within the future.

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