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The Politics of Nihilism free pdf Contemporary politics is faced, on the one hand, with political stagnation and lack of a progressive vision on the side of formal, institutional politics, and, on the other, with various social movements that venture to challenge modern understandings of representation, participation,and democracy. Interestingly, both institutional and anti-institutional sides of this antagonism tend to accuse each other of "nihilism", namely, of mere oppositional destructiveness and failure to offer a constructive, positive alternative to the status quo. Nihilism seems, then, all engulfing. In order to better understand this political situation and ourselves within it,The Politics of Nihilism proposes a thorough theoretical examination of the concept of nihilism and its historical development followed by critical studies of Israeli politics and culture. The authors show that, rather than a mark of mutual opposition and despair, nihilism is a fruitful category for tracing and exploring the limits of political critique, rendering them less rigid and opening up a space of potentiality for thought, action, and creation.

About Nitzan Lebovic

Nitzan Lebovic is the Apter Chair of Holocaust Studies and Ethical Values at Lehigh University (PA). Roy Ben-Shai is a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace, Justice and Human Rights at Haverford College (PA).

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Author : Nitzan Lebovic
Publisher : Continuum Publishing Corporation
Data Published : 20 November 2014
ISBN : 1623562562
EAN : 9781623562564
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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