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Book review: Dispossession: the performative in the political

Campbell, Cody (2013) Book review: Dispossession: the performative in the political. LSE Review of Books (29 Aug 2013). Website.

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"Dispossession: The Performative in the Political." Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou. Polity. February 2013. --- In the last several years, the world has been rocked by historic protests, from Zucotti Park to Syntagma Square, and from the Arab Spring to the Greek Uprising. In Dispossession: The Performative in the Political, Judith Butler teams up Athena Athanasiou to investigate the concept of dispossession and its connections with recognition, performativity, bio-politics, protest, and relationality. Cody Campbell found the book to be an enjoyable read, and particularly liked the chemistry between the two authors, but worries that those looking for a more concrete analysis of dispossession and its relationship to performativity may walk away disappointed.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 11:31
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 23:19

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