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French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre's term for an ensemble of individuals who have nothing more in common than what they are presently doing, such as people standing in line to go to a cinema. The opposite of a group, the individuals in a series are alienated from one another. A crucial concept in his magnum opus Critique de la Raison Dialectique (1960), translated as Critique of Dialectical Reason (1976), seriality designates a state of affairs that politics ought to try to overcome.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.


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