By Beatrice Hanssen

Critique of Violence is a hugely unique and lucid research of the heated controversy among poststructuralism and demanding thought. best theorist Beatrice Hanssen makes use of Walter Benjamin's essay 'Critique of Violence' as a advisor to examine the contentious debate, moving the emphasis from fight to discussion among the 2 events. concerning the questions of critique and violence because the significant assembly issues among either traditions, Hanssen positions herself between the 2 so one can examine what severe thought and poststructuralism need to supply one another. during doing so, she assembles resourceful new readings of Benjamin, Arendt, Fanon and Foucault, and incisively explores the politics of popularity, the violence of language, and the way forward for feminist theory.
This groundbreaking e-book should be crucial interpreting for all scholars of continental philosophy, political concept, social reviews and comparative literature.
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