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Title Qu'est-ce qu'un peuple? English.
What is a people? / Alain Badiou, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Sadri Khiari, and Jacques Rancière ; Introduction by Bruno Bosteels and conclusion by Kevin Olson ; translated by Jody Gladding.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource
Series New directions in critical theory
New directions in critical theory.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Print version record.
Subject Democracy.
Group identity.
People (Constitutional law)
Political science -- Philosophy.
Social classes -- Political aspects.
Contents Introduction : This People Which Is Not One / Bruno Bosteels -- Twenty-Four Notes on the Uses of the Word "People" / Alain Badiou -- You Said "Popular"? / Pierre Bourdieu -- "We, the People" : Thoughts on Freedom of Assembly / Judith Butler -- To Render Sensible / Georges Didi-Huberman -- The People and the Third People / Sadri Khiari -- The Populism That Is Not to Be Found / Jacques Ranciere -- Conclusion : Fragile Collectivities, Imagined Sovereignties / Kevin Olson.
Summary These outspoken intellectuals seek to reclaim "people" as an effective political concept by revisiting its uses and abuses over time. Alain Badiou surveys the idea of a people as a productive force of solidarity and emancipation and a negative tool of categorization and suppression. Pierre Bourdieu follows with a sociolinguistic analysis of "popular" and its transformation of democracy, beliefs, songs, and even soups into phenomena with outsized importance. Judith Butler calls out those who use freedom of assembly to create an exclusionary "we." Georges Didi-Huberman addresses the problem of summing up a people with totalizing narratives. Sadri Khiari applies an activist's perspective to the racial hierarchies inherent in ethnic and national categories, and Jacques RanciEre comments on the futility of isolating theories of populism when, as these thinkers have shown, the idea of a "people" is too diffuse to support them. By engaging this topic linguistically, ethnically, culturally, and ontologically, these scholars help separate "people" from its fraught associations to pursue more vital formulations.
Other Author Badiou, Alain, author.
Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002, author.
Butler, Judith, 1956- author.
Didi-Huberman, Georges, author.
Khiari, Sadri, author.
Rancière, Jacques, author.
Bosteels, Bruno, writer of the introduction.
Olson, Kevin, writer of the conclusion.
Gladding, Jody, 1955- translator.
Other Title print 9780231168762