The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind

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Verso
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224
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5.8 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
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9781788732765

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About the Author

Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory and the University of California, Berkeley, and holds the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School/EGS. She is the author of Gender Trouble; Precarious Life; Frames of War; and Towards a Performative Theory of Assembly.

Reviews

"As a strategy of resistance and protest, nonviolence is often seen as passive and resolutely individual. Butler's philosophical inquiry argues that it is in fact a shrewd and even aggressive collective political tactic."
--New York Times

"Perhaps the most influential and widely travelled feminist in the Western academy ... [Butler] carefully, with assertive toughness, combats the hatred, fear and rage of those who respond violently to her continuous commitment to confronting normative patterns of coercion with calls for concerted actions of resistance."
--Lynne Segal, Times Higher Education

"Judith Butler lucidly enumerates the obstacles nonviolence faces in a time when it is sorely needed. Drawing on works from Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Walter Benjamin, and Sigmund Freud, she makes a fresh new case for what destructive obstacle our pervasive individualism is to nonviolent action--and the change possible with it."
--John Freeman, Boston Globe

"[The Force of Nonviolence] walks us through a route of emancipation that has not been approached previously, but which seems, once pursued, recognisable and familiar."
--LSE Review of Books