Deconstruction Is/In America: A New Sense of the Political by Anselm HaverkampDeconstruction Is/In America: A New Sense of the Political by Anselm Haverkamp

Deconstruction Is/In America: A New Sense of the Political

byAnselm Haverkamp, H. Dodge

Paperback | October 1, 1996

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What impact has deconstruction had on the way we read American culture? And how is American culture itself peculiarly deconstructive?

To address these questions, this volume brings together some of the most provocative thinkers associated with deconstruction, among them Jacques Derrida, Judith Butler, and Avital Ronnel. Ranging across a wide field, from the ethics of reading to the rhetoric of performance, the contributors offer provocative insights into a new sense of the political. The America of the volume's title turns out to be the place where the politics and poetics of responsibility meet. It is also the place where we confront the tension between difference and profound otherness.

Title:Deconstruction Is/In America: A New Sense of the PoliticalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.64 inPublished:October 1, 1996Publisher:NYU Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814735193

ISBN - 13:9780814735190


From Our Editors

The first part of the following is a revised version of the author's opening remarks to the conference Deconstruction is/in America in the fall of 1993, which appears in this volume in a rearranged and supplemented form. The second part underlines some of the political implications of the conference after the event.

Editorial Reviews

It has become common to speak of deconstruction as having been simply displaced by political concerns. The essays in this volume seek to bring out what was—dare I say?—always already political in deconstruction, while at the same time suggesting that politics is, or could be, deconstructive. Deconstruction Is/In America offers a provocative vision of a different politics." -Steven Rendall,Editor, Comparative Literature