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The Politics of Jean-Francois Lyotard
Justice and Political Theory

ISBN 9780415756440
Published February 14, 2014 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Jean-Francois Lyotard is still considered to be the father of postmodernism. An international range of contributors in the field of cultural and philosophical studies, including Barry Smart, John O' Neill and Victor J. Seidler consider Lyotard's writings on justice and politics of difference, feminism, youth and Judaism.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Chris Rojek, Bryan S. Turner; Chapter 1 Lyotard and the Decline of ‘Society’, Chris Rojek; Chapter 2 Forgetfulness and Frailty, Bryan S. Turner; Chapter 3 The Politics of Difference and the Problem of Justice, Barry Smart; Chapter 4 Saying Goodbye to Emancipation?, Caroline Ramazanoglu; Chapter 5 Narrative, Knowledge and Art, Ioan Davies; Chapter 6 Identity, Memory and Difference, Victor J. Seidler; Chapter 7 Lost in the Post, John O’Neill; Chapter 8 Lyotard’s Early Writings 1954–1963, Mike Gane;

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Chris Rojek is Professor of Sociology and Culture at Nottingham Trent University and is editor of Touring Cultures., Bryan S. Turner is Dean of Arts and Professor of Sociology at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. He is author of Orientalism, Post Modernism and Globalism.