Journals Higher Education

$32.00

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01 November 2012

368 Pages

7 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780823249930


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Living Together

Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace

Edited by Elisabeth Weber

A Fordham University Press Publication

In this volume, the paradoxes, impossibilities, and singular chances that haunt the necessity of "living together" are evoked in Derrida's essay "Avowing--The Impossible: 'Returns,' Repentance, and Reconciliation," around which the collection is gathered. Written by scholars in literary criticism, philosophy, legal studies, religious studies, Middle Eastern studies, and sociology, working in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, the essays in this volume tackle issues such as the responsibilities and fragility of democracy, the pitfalls of decreed reconciliation, the relegitimization of torture in the "war on terror," the connections between Orientalism, Semitism, and anti-Semitism, the delocalizing dynamics of globalization, crimes against humanity, nationalism, and politics as the art not of the possible but of the impossible.

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