ERNESTO LACLAU ON POPULIST REASON PDF
In this new and highly original work Ernesto Laclau continues the philosophical and political exploration initiated in Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, New. In this highly original work Ernesto Laclau continues the philosophical and political exploration initiated in Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. Here he focuses on. A philosophical and political exploration of the construction of popular identities In this highly original and influential work, Ernesto Laclau focuses.
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Populism and the Mirror of Democracy. In this highly original work Ernesto Laclau continues the philosophical and political exploration initiated in Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. The French debate over the permissibility of religious symbols or clothing in schools is perhaps the clearest symptom of this tension.
His critique of Zizek, who perceives the proper political antagonism as something that develops immanently in capitalism, is essentially a critique of Zizek’s attempt to blend psycho-analysis with historical materialism.
Write a customer review. He demonstrates, through exemplification, the workings of populism and, by extension, hegemonic politics.
Sep 17, Pages Buy. In Praise of Disobedience. I do not mean something that is essentially restricted to the areas of speech and writing, but any complex of elements in which relations play the constitutive role” p. Populism and the Mirror of Democracy On Populist Reaeon Phronesis Series.
Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. For some, the current prevalence of uncertainty, ambiguity, and rhetoric indicate the decline of politics. Laclau’s specific theory of populism is interesting and engaging.
But he also reveals the limits of that politics, not least the way in which it defuses and undoes political difference. He demonstrates, through exemplification, the workings of populism and, by extension, hegemonic politics.
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Nowhere is this mimicry clearer than in the case of the term “discourse” itself that has, in the phrase “discourse analysis,” come to stand in for the theoretical approach developed by Laclau and to exclude all other approaches that invoke the term. For Gramsci, of course, hegemony and state domination are overlapping and mutually supportive.
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If they are some type of meta-signs transcending the political itself, then they are illegitimate impositions supplementing the theory, a matter perhaps of common sense: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Indeed, as he says erensto a quotation cited by Yannis Stavrakakis, “the discursive is not, therefore, being conceived as a level nor even as a dimension of the social, but rrnesto as being co-extensive with the social as such” qtd.
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This struck me as a bit silly – Laclau and Zizek appear to differ on whether or not capitalism has a logic which immanently produces contradictions. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
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Laclau’s theory of populism never escapes from the logic it sets out to analyze. Stay in Touch Sign up. The Democratic Paradox Radical Thinkers. A philosophical and political exploration of the construction of popular identities.
This is the second or third text I’ve read from Laclau on political theory, all oopulist which I’ve really enjoyed.
Laclau and Populism
Laclau then restates this point in his own wordswhich would be unnecessary, except that in this restating, he changes Zizek’s words slightly, such that he can re-state his own position in contrast to this.
I think his points about Zizek’s eclecticism and reluctance to advance an actual program of resistance are solid hits, although Laclau occasionally distorts or misreads Zizek’s claims. But as discourse becomes “co-extensive with the social” so it also becomes co-extensive with the political, while the political is equivalent to hegemonic struggle, and hegemony is nothing but the logic of populism.
But he also reveals the limits of that politics, not least the way in which it defuses and undoes political difference. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for populisr on the go. Indeed, at times it suffers from extraordinary circularity, as the structure of Laclau’s own discourse mimics the structure that it claims ernseto discover in the social world that it purports to explain.