Making Enemies

Hardcover | March 15, 2007

byRodney Barker

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Whom a prime minister or president will not shake hands with is still more noticed than with whom they will. Public identity can afford to be ambiguous about friends, but not about enemies. Rodney Barker examines the available accounts of how enmity functions in the cultivation of identity, how essential or avoidable it is, and what the consequences are for the contemporary world.

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Whom a prime minister or president will not shake hands with is still more noticed than with whom they will. Public identity can afford to be ambiguous about friends, but not about enemies. Rodney Barker examines the available accounts of how enmity functions in the cultivation of identity, how essential or avoidable it is, and what th...

RODNEY BARKER is Professor of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Gresham Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College. He broadcasts frequently, and has been opera critic of Tribune. Recent publications include Legitimating Identities: The Self-presentations of Rulers and Subjects and Political Ideas in...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 5.72 × 0.77 inPublished:March 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230516815

ISBN - 13:9780230516816

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Accounts of Enmity in Politics and Government * Competition, Antagonism and Enmity * Patterns of Enmity: Varieties of Narrative * Contexts of Enmity Narratives * The Language and Imagery of Enmity * Telling the Enmity Narrative * Enemies of the People * Demonization: The Frenzy of Enmity * Narratives of Contention * Enmity Narratives, Politics and Peacefulness