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Regulating aversion : tolerance in the age of identity and empire

Author: Wendy Brown
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Tolerance is generally regarded as an unqualified achievement of the modern West. Emerging in early modern Europe to defuse violent religious conflict and reduce persecution, tolerance today is hailed as a key to decreasing conflict across a wide range of other dividing lines-- cultural, racial, ethnic, and sexual. But, as political theorist Wendy Brown argues in Regulating Aversion, tolerance also has dark and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Brown
ISBN: 9780691136219 0691136211
OCLC Number: 191753356
Description: xi, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Tolerance as a discourse of depoliticization --
Tolerance as a discourse of power --
Tolerance as supplement: the "Jewish question" and the "woman question" --
Tolerance as governmentality: faltering universalism, state legitimacy, and state violence --
Tolerance as museum object: the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance --
Subjects of tolerance: why we are civilized and they are the barbarians --
Tolerance as/in civilizational discourse.
Other Titles: Tolerance in the age of identity and empire
Responsibility: Wendy Brown.

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