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After Identity - 08 edition

After Identity (ISBN10: 0521709296; ISBN13: 9780521709293)
ISBN13: 978-0521709293
ISBN10: 0521709296

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521882811
ISBN10: 0521882818

Summary: Georgia Warnke is a past master in the theory and practice of political hermeneutics. Here she turns her interpretative prowess to the logic of racial, sex, and gender identification and manages to generate a wealth of novel insights into familiar problems. Identifications, she lucidly argues, are ways of understanding ourselves and others; like interpretations of texts, they are unavoidably contextual, purposeful, and partial; thus any attempt to deploy them as all-purpose markers i
nevitably leads to the sorts of conflicts and quandaries that now pervade our public life. Warnke's is the most cogent foundational case I know for the sheer irrelevance of race, sex, and gender identifications in the major institutions of our society.�??Thomas McCarthy, William H. Orrick Visiting Professor, Yale University
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Summary: Georgia Warnke is a past master in the theory and practice of political hermeneutics. Here she turns her interpretative prowess to the logic of racial, sex, and gender identification and manages to generate a wealth of novel insights into familiar problems. Identifications, she lucidly argues, are ways of understanding ourselves and others; like interpretations of texts, they are unavoidably contextual, purposeful, and partial; thus any attempt to deploy them as all-purpose markers inevitably leads to the sorts of conflicts and quandaries that now pervade our public life. Warnke's is the most cogent foundational case I know for the sheer irrelevance of race, sex, and gender identifications in the major institutions of our society.�??Thomas McCarthy, William H. Orrick Visiting Professor, Yale University ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2008
International: No



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