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Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Jodi Dean
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-12 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies is an impassioned call for the realization of a progressive left politics in the United States. Through an assessment of the ideologies underlying contemporary political culture, Jodi Dean takes the left to task for its capitulations to conservatives and its failure to take responsibility for
Crowds and Party
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jodi Dean
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-11 - Publisher: Verso Trade

How do mass protests become an organized activist collective? Crowds and Party channels the energies of the riotous crowds who took to the streets in the past five years into an argument for the political party. Rejecting the emphasis on individuals and multitudes, Jodi Dean argues that we need to
The Communist Horizon
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jodi Dean
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-09 - Publisher: Verso Books

In this new title in Verso’s Pocket Communism series, Jodi Dean unshackles the communist ideal from the failures of theSoviet Union. In an age when the malfeasance of internationalbanking has alerted exploited populations the world over to theunsustainability of an economic system predicated on perpetualgrowth, it is time the left
Ordinary Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Ali Aslam
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

While various democratic theorists have looked at particular instances of recent social movements (Occupy or the Arab Spring, for example), none have yet attempted a more general theoretical take on what it is that relates all of these movements and what that running thread can tell us about democratic theory.
Popular Culture and the Austerity Myth
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-14 - Publisher: Routledge

Contemporary popular culture is engaged in a rich and multi-levelled set of representational relations with austerity. This volume seeks to explore these relations, to ask: how does popular culture give expression to austerity; how are its effects conveyed; how do texts reproduce and expose its mythic qualities? It provides a