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Author Ezrahi, Yaron.
Title Imagined democracies [electronic resource] : necessary political fictions / Yaron Ezrahi, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Part I. Necessary Fictions of the Political and the Reality of Political Fictions: 1. The contest over the rightful domain of the imagination; 2. The revival and contemporary legacy of Giambatista Vico (1668-1744) as a modern theorist of the political imagination; 3. Modes of imagining: elements of a theory of the political imagination; 4. Naturalization and historicization as strategies of the political imagination; Part II. Modern Common Sense and the Rise of Modern Political Imaginaries: 5. The historicity of common sense and the role of scientism in the modern political imagination; 6. Empiricism, induction, and visibility: the moral epistemology of democratic political power; 7. The performing arts and the performance of politics: the dialectics between the transparent and self-concealing imagination; Part III. Modern Imaginaries of Democratic Political Agencies and Causality: 8. Voluntary action, the fear of theatricality, and the materialization of the political; 9. Animated fictions: self (as) fulfilling prophecy and the performative imaginaries of democratic political agencies; 10. Individuals between liberal and illiberal corporations; 11. The impact of culture, the cultivation of the individual interior in literature, painting, and music; Part IV. The Postmodern Turn and the Return of Political Theatricality: 12. Mass media and the refictionalization of agency and reality; 13. The ethics and pragmatics of the democratic political imagination: on choosing the imaginaries we want to live by.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Democracy.
Democracy in literature.
Politics in literature.
Political fiction -- History and criticism.
Mass media -- Political aspects.
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Related To Print version: Ezrahi, Yaron. Imagined democracies. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107025752 (DLC) 2012013643
ISBN 9781139569309 (electronic bk.)
1139569309 (electronic bk.)
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