Deconstruction After 9/11

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Routledge, Oct 7, 2008 - Social Science - 200 pages

In this book Martin McQuillan brings Derrida's writing into the immediate vicinity of geo-politics today, from the Kosovan conflict to the war in Iraq. The chapters in this book follow both Derrida's writing since Specters of Marx and the present political scene through the former Yogoslavia and Afghanistan to Palestine and Baghdad. His 'textual activism' is as impatient with the universal gestures of philosophy as it is with the complacency and reductionism of policy-makers and activists alike. This work records a response to the war on thinking that has marked western discourse since 9/11.

 

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Contents

Deconstruction After 911
1
1 Wars and Rumours of Wars
16
2 The Eternal Battle for the Domination of the World or Forget Kosovo
33
3 TeleTechnoTheology
47
Derrida and Vietnam
65
Is Deconstruction Really a Social Science?
81
Naomi Klein and the New International
91
7 Promises Promises This Is Also Why
108
8 Hungary in Deconstruction
128
9 Enosis or The Sovereignty of Cyprus
137
Edward Said and the Deconstruction of Palestine
145
War and Philosophy
168
Notes
173
Index
197
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Martin McQuillan is Professor of Cultural Theory and Analysis at the University of Leeds. His recent publications include The Politics of Deconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the Other of Philosophy (2007) and Deconstruction Reading Politics (2008).

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