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Unexceptional politics : on obstruction, impasse, and the impolitic, Emily Apter

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Unexceptional politics : on obstruction, impasse, and the impolitic
Title
Unexceptional politics
Title remainder
on obstruction, impasse, and the impolitic
Statement of responsibility
Emily Apter
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One way to grasp the nature of politics is to understand the key terms in which it is discussed. Unexceptional Politics develops a political vocabulary drawn from a wide range of media (political fiction, art, film, and TV), highlighting the scams, imbroglios, information trafficking, brinkmanship, and parliamentary procedures that obstruct and block progressive politics. The book reviews and renews modes of thinking about micropolitics that counter notions of the "state of exception" embedded in theories of the "political" from Thomas Hobbes to Carl Schmitt. Emily Apter develops a critical model of politics behind the scenes, a politics that operates outside the norms of classical political theory. She focuses on micropolitics, defined as small events, happening in series, that often pass unnoticed yet disturb and interfere with the institutional structures of capitalist parliamentary systems, even as they secure their reproduction and longevity. Apter's experimental glossary is arranged under headings that look at the apparently incidental, immaterial, and increasingly virtual practices of politicking: "obstruction," "obstinacy," "psychopolitics," "managed life," "serial politics." Such terms frame an argument for taking stock of the realization that we really do not know what politics is, where it begins and ends, or how its micro-events should be described." --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Apter, Emily S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JA85
LC item number
.A73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Communication in politics
  • Political science
  • Communication in politics
  • Political science
Label
Unexceptional politics : on obstruction, impasse, and the impolitic, Emily Apter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.
  • Resistant to political theory
  • II.
  • Scenes of obstruction
  • III.
  • Political fictions
  • IV.
  • Economies of existence
Control code
968309216
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781784780852
Lccn
2018285000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968309216
Label
Unexceptional politics : on obstruction, impasse, and the impolitic, Emily Apter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.
  • Resistant to political theory
  • II.
  • Scenes of obstruction
  • III.
  • Political fictions
  • IV.
  • Economies of existence
Control code
968309216
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781784780852
Lccn
2018285000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968309216

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