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Michael J. Shapiro; discourse, culture, violence.


Michael J. Shapiro; discourse, culture, violence.

Shapiro, Michael J. Ed. by Terrell Carver and Samuel A. Chambers.



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Routledge innovators in political theory; 3


Carver (U. of Bristol, England) and Chambers (Johns Hopkins U., US) have collected a sample of writings by the "postdisciplinary" political theorist Michael J. Shapiro in order to provide a "thematic yet integrated" account of his contributions to contemporary political theory. They have thematically focused on three key areas of his work: "discourse," or the way that language is constitutive of politics; "culture," and the myriad ways in which it is interwoven with politics and not merely a simplified causal variable (such as in Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations); and "violence," as it relates both to its widely-recognized role in international affairs and its less-recognized but inseparably-connected role in political theory.

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